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Subj: I have spent a long time trying to respond to this
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 at 01:28:31 pm EDT (Viewed 433 times)
Reply Subj: Social Justice Warrior branding
Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 at 02:49:14 pm EDT (Viewed 582 times)

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This came up on a Spider-man board, and I thought it would make a good discussion here.

What are people's thoughts on this term? I think it's become fashionable to write off any attempt towards political correctness with a SJW label. I think it's become dismissive and mocking, and personally I hate it.

I recognize that there are people who can go to far in their pursuit of political correctness, and those people are probably rightly deserving of mockery. But by and large, I think political correctness exists to show empathy for people who aren't like you, and I think that's a good thing.

At its worst, I think the SJW label is used to justify prejudices and racism. I would like this term to disappear entirely.

I believe the term is both derogatory and dismissive however that doesn't make me uncomfortable with it. I am both derogatory and dismissive towards a number of ideologies. I have no problem calling someone a "commie" (Even when it's not 100% accurate) for example. Of course all labeling is inherently inaccurate or imprecise, but it's fast. And given the amount of time I've spent typing this I can appreciate the appeal of speed.

However I do find my self rolling my eyes when I see this particular phrasing. I'm no defender of Political Correctness or Social Justice. I have a problem with the phrase because it seems so "Buzz Wordy". It feels like people throw out the phrases because it is "trendy" to decry "Social Justice Warriors".

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