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Testikles
Feb 21, 2009


It's perceived as an insincere kind of defense of a pet issue. The SJW is perceived to have a shallow knowledge of the issue and little outside of an emotional investment in its outcome. It's generally felt the person is not doing it not make a good defense but for personal gratification. This is either for personal attention or to feel superior. They often have done very little to agitate about the issue offline and instead are looking for an internet pulpit, which is seen as the option of least resistance.

For example: you posted a PYF pornstars thread, I show up on page 5 and make snide remarks about everybody getting off to women who have clearly been raped or abused in their childhood. From there people react emotionally and we start a dramatic multi-page derail. What makes me a 'SJW' is that I didn't come into the thread to actually explain why pornography was wrong or why it was problematic. I posted the most inflammatory response, not to convince them, but just to upset them and let everybody know I though they were wrong. A very hyperbolic equivalence would be the Westboro Baptist Church's appearances at soldier's funerals to protest gay marriage.

Whether the label is merited or not is something else. There is nothing wrong with calling people out on their racism, sexism, etc. because that is necessary. However, people hate being lectured, especially about their lack of morals, and given the low stakes of the actual argument or situation, it feels incredibly preachy, which upsets people. The SJWs energy is thought to be put to better use elsewhere.

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Testikles
Feb 21, 2009


You see how everybody is talking above? That's what a SJW doesn't do. They called each other idiots but gave arguments and evidence to support their point. It got hot but it's still fairly civil.

The SJW would announce to the thread 'Pook Good Mook, you're disgusting' and then make ad hominem attacks until everybody abandoned the thread.

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