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Social justice warrior, Piob.

And, yeah, that story is terrifying.
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SJW = Social justice warrior. Basically a subcult of malcontents who complain on twitter and tumblr about racism/sexism/trannyphobia etc, but mostly about how they are treated. One of the comments on that blog summed it up
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I think SJ blows up in an unusually nasty way because it combines a felt right to be insulting with a felt right to not be insulted. Throw in a theory of microaggressions, no sense of scale (everything bad is permitted to be treated as equally bad) and a willingness to assume that any pain caused is a result of bad motivations, and you get a rage machine.

All of these goofy hashtags, like #yesallwomen and #CancelColbert come from SJW's. And their favorite thing to do is to shout down white males who think of themselves as liberal. A lot of them have some background in leftist humanities (i.e. gender studies, african -american studies, etc.) so they like to redefine words (e.g. racism isn't hating people from other races, it's privilege + bad treatment, so saying "I hate whitey" isn't racist; or "violence" means "anything that upsets me, like namecalling")
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Social justice warrior, Piob.

And, yeah, that story is terrifying.

Personally I love stories like this. This Clymer guy seems like he was a genuine asshole and getting eaten by the assholes he associated with is cosmic justice at its finest. For the most part, unless you work at some beta-led tech company, these people can only hurt you if you want their approval.
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Who would not get the lulz from the hounds turning on Suey Park? I wonder if they'll ever enact that labour?
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labour?

Not all of us speak some foreign language. Speak English you language privilegeist.
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Don't get me wrong, I love the delicious irony, but their tactics, and the attitudes that drive them, are scary. Even if there's no chance of spillover in a way that could harm me, watching true believers at work is uncomfortable.
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I don't think they care whether what they're doing is defensible in any given case. What they want to do is make people afraid to say things that offend them, and it seems to be working.
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I don't think they care whether what they're doing is defensible in any given case. What they want to do is make people afraid to say things that offend them, and it seems to be working.

I think what they want is attention and approval from their cohort. I'm not sure they have any big goals per se, they just want to tear into someone and see them run for the hills. That only works when you have someone who is willing to be victimized. If they came after you or me they would get nowhere, as we would just laugh in their faces and move on. Do you think your boss would care if some nutcase sent him an email telling him that you called them a cunt on the internet? To me, any boss that would fire you for that isn't one you would want to work for. And it only seems to be happening in tech, where employees with experience are in really high demand. They are already a joke in leftist communities and will only become more of one as they continue to eat their own.
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Do you think your boss would care if some nutcase sent him an email telling him that you called them a cunt on the internet? To me, any boss that would fire you for that isn't one you would want to work for.

How big does the risk have to be to chill speech? Not very much I would think, in this economy. Maybe that's why they voted for Obama...
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To to Munch's point, this is how you handle the grievance industry and the CIS-twits:



http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/06/06/clint-eastwood-spike-lee-should-shut-his-face/
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Also the risk is not evenly distributed. If, for example, you have an unusual name, getting e-lynched by these losers could define your google results for the rest of your life.
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I agree with what you are saying, and some decent people have gotten burned by these people in the recent past (i.e. Brendan Eich). But at the same time, I can't help but feel a little bit of glee at the circular firing squad and how these people have conspired to make the world an unsafe place for male feminists. They are so blinded with rage and the overconfidence that comes from living in a bubble that they don't realize how thoroughly they are marginalizing themselves. Or maybe some of them do realize, but don't care because the margin is where they feel most comfortable.
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I agree with what you are saying, and some decent people have gotten burned by these people in the recent past (i.e. Brendan Eich). But at the same time, I can't help but feel a little bit of glee at the circular firing squad and how these people have conspired to make the world an unsafe place for male feminists. They are so blinded with rage and the overconfidence that comes from living in a bubble that they don't realize how thoroughly they are marginalizing themselves. Or maybe some of them do realize, but don't care because the margin is where they feel most comfortable.

And the margin is where an increasing number of them make their $$$ so they're motivated to ramp things up vs. de-escalating the crazy.
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tl;dr. Some sensitive male feminist sjw makes some post about how Jesus would have been a feminist. This gets the hackles of some feminist up because she thinks he's trying to co-opt feminism for jesus. This starts a feeding frenzy wherein SJW's pore through the guy's history for evidence that they can take out of context, and all of the people he thought were his friends descend upon him until they "trigger" him off of the internet. I can't do this story justice so please read it as it is crazy and hilarious.

Just skimmed that link. What a vile, hateful little corner of humanity. The glee the little beasts take in their behaviour is truly repugnant.
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