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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!"
by poopem April 21, 2011
Social Justice Warriors or SJWs are: People with paper thin skin who always find something to be offended about. They generally have no concept of humour. Words they commonly use include: intolerant offensive triggering sexist racist
Non Sjw - A man walks into a bar...
Social Justice Warrior - you sexist fucking pig, I identify as a bar and the fact you didn't get verbal consent from the bar before you entered it is very triggering.
by og mcthuggerton July 15, 2015
Usually people that need to believe they are fighting for social justice in order to feel validated regardless of whether their arguments have any logic or truth to them.
Social justice warriors would make this case: If he is drunk and she is drunk and they have sex, then there cannot be consent and he is a rapist.
by Reasonbeforeemotions July 31, 2015
Someone who fights for a cause primarily resorting to ridiculing other's arguments. Rather then having a respectful exchange of opinions they tend to use terms and phrases to demean their opponent in order to shut them up.
My sociology professor is such a social justice warrior, to him any opinion other than his is wrong.
by Doordonot July 07, 2015
Definition of a "Social justice warrior":

Adjective (derogatory)
1: A racist, sexist, bigoted, kakistocratic, puritanical, sanctimonous, fascistic, cultural marxist, socialist, post-modernist, cultist, supremacist vigillante.

2: Useful idiot, guiliable, sophmoric, impulsive, reactionary (with little to no knowledge of world history, politics, economics or life experience) who wages war in the online and public arena in the name of "equality".

3. Un/witting cause of great "Joeseph Macarthy"-esque damage to public/private figures by hate mob, ostracisation and shame, deluded in the belief that they are helping the world in their projection of personal insecurites onto others.
Things a social justice warrior might say or endorse without knowing it:
1."Don't tell women how not to get raped, tell men not to rape!"
2. Equality = exclusive benefits and rights for some above others.
by Grumgrash Grogrobash September 28, 2015
A person who feels superior towards, and dislikes, the rest of humanity; and who tries to hide that fact by claiming that it's actually everybody else who feels superior toward and dislikes others.
A good Social Justice Warrior could even make Martin Luther King Jr feel guilty about being racist!
by BohemianBrat October 22, 2015
Or SJW. A term that bigots use to insult people who don't like their bigotry - someone who fights against discrimination and hatred, annoying people who like to discriminate and to hate. Hard to believe that basically calling somebody as righteous as Martin Luther King Jr. is now an insult, but the Internet is a sad, sad place.
It's always hilarious to hear SJW used as an insult. "Social justice warrior" is the basic plot of most '80s action shows and cartoons. Arriving in places and fighting against discrimination? The A-Team were social justice warriors. It's practically a synonym for Knight Rider. Insulting someone for respecting other people is like insulting them for masturbating -- the fact you don't do it has way more to do with why you're so upset all the time. (Luke McKinney,
by igm3001 September 30, 2014

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