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foutre
Sep 4, 2011

RIP ZEEZ


Strategic Tea posted:

The SJW complaining on SA is mostly people upset that they can't use the word human being for hilarious irony anymore. In which case we've turned our back on our history of mocking 'freaks' like... homosexuals and brown people?

But how will I fight the ethno-queer industrial complex?

Honestly, since I don't read tumblr (tumbl? Is that a thing? hopefully no) I don't really encounter the more absurd "SJW" people. Instead, most of the time that I hear people accused of being a SJW it's because they're trying to divest from fossil fuels of Israel, or decided to protest ROTC rather than just hope that the military changed it's policy on trans people. In my experience, a lot of the time its used as an excuse to get out of engaging in dialogue -- by painting people who disagree with you as myopic fanatics it becomes a lot easier to avoid engaging with the issues that they're trying to discuss, and dismiss them.

That said, I'm sure there are a lot of people who are doing a disservice to whatever cause they're in support of by being obnoxious about it or not actually doing anything about it, and deserve the scorn. I just worry that the label SJW lends itself too easily to extending beyond just the people who aren't trying to effect change in a worthwhile way to those who are.

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foutre
Sep 4, 2011

RIP ZEEZ


Tartarus Sauce posted:

If an otherwise-good thing has some negative implications, elements, or undertones, just bloody say so, and explain what those were. If someone objects or disagrees, then debate and discuss the issue like an adult.

Although I'm sure this isn't always the case, generally the point of labeling something as problematic is that you then expand on why and in what ways it's problematic -- it's not meant to just be an empty label.

foutre
Sep 4, 2011

RIP ZEEZ


Yaoi Mandel posted:

Yo that guys cool cause he likes the Pack. Sorry dude

Yeah, idgi that guy looks like just about everyone in this state. God knows that's what I look like.

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