Social Justice Warrior
A SJW or social justice warrior is someone dedicated to a social cause in a self-aggrandizing or overzealously incompetent way. Someone who prioritizes personal style, social networks, virtue signaling, combativeness, or unrelated issues over their primary stated goals.
Intention of the insult[edit | edit source]
For some who used the term, the, "warrior", part is the only epithet intended. For others (particularly hardcore libertarians) who used the term, the, "social justice", part is also part of the epithet intended.
Psychoanalytic culture[edit | edit source]
Most SJW spaces seem to borrow terms, language, ideas, and attitudes from psychological and psychiatric spaces. Our character from Whatever predicted SJWs as such:
[...] A woman fallen into the hands of the psychoanalysts becomes absolutely unfit for use, as I've discovered time and again. This phenomenon should not be taken as a secondary effect of psychoanalysis, but rather as its principal goal. Under the pretext of reconstructing the ego psychoanalysts proceed, in reality, to a scandalous destruction of the human being. Innocence, generosity, purity . . . all such things are rapidly crushed by their uncouth hands. Handsomely remunerated, pretentious and stupid, psychoanalysts reduce to absolute zero any aptitude in their so-called patients for love, be it mental or physical; in fact they behave as true enemies of mankind. A ruthless school of egoism, psychoanalysis cynically lays into decent, slightly fucked-up young women and transforms them into vile scumbags of such delirious egocentrism as to warrant nothing but well-earned contempt. On no account must any confidence be placed in a woman who's passed through the hands of the psychoanalysts. Pettiness, egoism, arrogant stupidity, complete lack of moral sense, a chronic inability to love: there you have an exhaustive portrait of the 'analysed' woman. 
Other Definitions[edit | edit source]
Other definitions of SJW exist and are sometimes used and the term is often applied haphazardly. Other uses of the term mean:
- any identity politics
- any LGBTQ politics
- any feminist politics
- anyone who is a collectivist, or who believes groups of people can be collectively responsible for things
- anyone pushing for social change
- anyone associated with people pushing for social change
References[edit | edit source]
- Michel Houellebecq, Whatever, 1994, translation by Paul Hammond, 1998, Part Two, chapter 8: Back to the Cows.