Thursday, March 5, 2015

Are you a Social Justice Warrior?



A few weeks ago I was talking to my ex-boss, an all-around prudent and intelligent woman, about Gone Girl, and the word "feminist" was dropped.  She bristled.

"I don't like that word," she said.

"Do you think you should be paid the same as a man for equivalent work?"  I asked.

"Yes."

"Do you think you should have the same social and human rights?"

"Yes."

"You're a feminist."

Also, who the fuck drops SJW - unironically - as an insult?  It's got the word "justice" right in there.  Whoever's decided they're againt what is, by definition, moral rightness is the villain in any given scenario.

3 comments:

  1. "But-but those darn SJWs are trying to make our video games more inclusive and accessible to growing, diverse groups of people!"

    Leave it to the Internet to wail against positive social trends.

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    1. Speaking of sexism and gaming, The Order does some really intelligent stuff with it. I'm workin' on the review (right now, at this moment!).

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  2. (this is a general observation sparked by your post and not you, Chance.)

    (you're the best!)

    In much the same way thieves think everyone else steals; radicals think anyone else with different beliefs are themselves... radicals.

    I could spin this off into a 7,000 word diatribe about modern media and logical fallacies, but I'll just say this: It's sad that supporting equal pay forces you to put on a label. Or rather, it spurs radicals to force a label on you.

    "Because fuck progress at the expense of compromise and/or nuanced world views. We'll BOTH die in this ideological foxhole!!"

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