You’d think they’d have totally exhausted the lode of all possible scorn and contempt already, but no — they’re still mocking the idiocy well. I thought this was something I’d said before, only they managed to wring out much more disdain out of it than I could.
Trawl through the #gamergate tag — and I really must urge you never to do so under any circumstances — and you’ll find huge a current of complaints about “Social justice warriors.” Gaters often rail against the evil influence of these people complaining about discrimination. No, there isn’t a comma missing after “people.” A large vein of gater traffic is effectively railing for discrimination. Because veins are what carry organic waste to be filtered out.
It’s always hilarious to hear SJW used as an insult. “Social justice warrior” is the basic plot of most ’80s action shows and cartoons. Arriving in places and fighting against discrimination? The A-Team were social justice warriors. It’s practically a synonym for Knight Rider. Insulting someone for respecting other people is like insulting them for masturbating — the fact you don’t do it has way more to do with why you’re so upset all the time.
When you use “wants equality” as an insult, you’re the bad guy. Look around: are you conforming to a movement with a large group of other people? Do you wait for a target and then pile on hoping that sheer numbers will wear them down? Are you wearing some kind of helmet which interferes with your ability to aim lasers at rebels?
Exactly. In my email and on twitter, I get called an SJW all the time, and all I can say in reply is “YES, and proud of it. What’s wrong with you?”