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Social Justice Warrior. A pejorative term for an individual who repeatedly and vehemently engages in arguments on social justice on the Internet, often in a shallow or not well-thought-out way, for the purpose of raising their own personal reputation. A social justice warrior, or SJW, does not necessarily strongly believe all that they say, or even care about the groups they are fighting on behalf of. They typically repeat points from whoever is the most popular blogger or commenter of the moment, hoping that they will "get SJ points" and become popular in return. They are very sure to adopt stances that are "correct" in their social circle.

The SJW's favorite activity of all is to dogpile. Their favorite websites to frequent are Livejournal and Tumblr. They do not have relevant favorite real-world places, because SJWs are primarily civil rights activists only online.

A social justice warrior reads an essay about a form of internal misogyny where women and girls insult stereotypical feminine activities and characteristics in order to boost themselves over other women.

The SJW absorbs this and later complains in response to a Huffington Post article about a 10-year-old feminist's letter, because the 10-year-old called the color pink "prissy".


Commnter: "I don't like getting manicures. It's too prissy."

SJW: "Oh my god, how fucking dare you use that word, you disgusting sexist piece of shit!"
de boiledchicken 07 Ianuarie 2012
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An abbreviation of Social Justice Warrior, SJWs are people who believe or pretend to believe in "Social Justice" AKA ideas of white privilege, cis privilege, thin privilege, ableism, and patriarchy theory. This is often coupled by hatred for anyone who they consider "privileged" (cis people, white people, men, etc.) They're usually (but not always) white/Asian, upper-middle class females with a sexuality you have never heard of before. They will repeat the same mantra over and over, and will never change their opinion unless whoever is teaching them those ideas opinion changes. Their favorite phrase is "check your privilege." They use the website tumblr religiously.
White straight male: "hi"
White straight male: "All I said was-"
White straight male: "What are you talking abou-"
Another person: "no use in trying to reason with her, she's an SJW"
de Mrminibagel 01 Ianuarie 2015
stands for "Social Justice Warrior"

derogatory term for people who are basically overly in defense of whatever the popular beliefs portray as the greater victim of discrimination (usually SJWs would be defending women, african americans, homosexuals, etc).
A SJW against sexism might think that since women are so much moreso discriminated against than men, they should get special treatment.

They might also say that people who say that men are discriminated against should realize that since women are so much moreso discriminated against than men, that it's wrong/rude to defend men.
de Sivan Ingram 31 Iulie 2011
Short for "Social Justice Warrior". Someone who is vehemently self-righteous over the pettiest things. They claim to fight against social injustices but are abusive and quick to vilify or bully anyone deemed a "bigot".

Since social injustices cannot be processed under law, they turn to discredit and shame opponents. SJWs will often use labels, twist definitions of words with heavy connotation, make appeals to emotion, and repeat unreliable statistics. They are easy to offend and are quick to police speech. They are major advocates of political correctness in non-political contexts, identity politics, and trigger warnings.

SJWs mainly battle against major sociocultural classes, under the pretense that being a majority leads to better living standards, as opposed to economic/socioeconomic class where living standards are proportional to income. They are the main propagators of "cultural marxism" and its rise in popularity as a term. These sociocultural classes include age, race, gender, nationality, religion, sexuality, among others; often asking them to "check their privilege" (to recognize the benefits of being part of said cultural classes).
The self-proclaimed feminist was so offended by the juvenile joke she overheard, that she got the person banned from the convention.

The SJW was so triggered by the movie, that they began to attack the director for its fictional racism.
de Nan E. Sore 31 Mai 2015
Social Justice Warrior. Normally pictured as an average Tumblr feminist, who hates people who are cisgender, heterosexual, white males. Insults can be cishet, cis scum, rapist, etc.
Male: Hey, can I buy you a drink?
SJW: Oh my god, stop oppressing me you cishet scum. You just want to use me for sex you rapist. All men are the same! This is why I'm a lesbian!
de menenist 12 Aprilie 2015
An acronym usually taken to stand for Social Justice Warrior. However, the immature, intolerant stupidity of their opinions and the vindictive malevolence with which they pursue those who dare to disagree with them, it should stand for Shitty, Jerk-off Wanker.
The vast majority of Trades Union officials are SJWs.
de AKACroatalin 07 August 2015
These initials stand for Social Justice Warrior. This is a particular class of internet denizen who is on a crusade to push their liberal agenda through tumblr/reddit/social networking (they are almost never involved in irl activism). They get on their soapbox and screech like a banshee to anyone who crosses their path. The SJW sees him/her/itself as a knight in shining armor who is fighting to right the wrongs of the world. They see the world as divided into two camps - the oppressors and the oppressed.

The truth, however, is that the SJW is a hypocritical, fundamentalist demagogue. Their morals only exist to further their own agenda, which is always right. An SJW holding a reasonable discussion or fair debate is almost unheard of. Their modus operandi is to spew a deluge of words rivaling Tim Buckley, filled with labels, slurs, and provocation. Their favorite tactic is to label their opposition as "privileged/cis/racist" etc. to instantly put them on the defensive.

They consider all disagreements with them to be the result of patriarchal oppression rather than rational thought, even while they blindly follow dogma. They champion equal rights, while trampling on the rights of anyone who upsets them through defaming, harassing, and ganging up on them. They are completely unaware of the sheer hypocrisy of this. SJWs are the sophists and zealots of the internet age.
de Xcalibur201 27 Octombrie 2015
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