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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.
#1:

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".

#2:
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
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A pejorative term for people who acknowledge the existence of racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of bigotry. It was created by insecure heterosexual white cisgender men who are terrified of losing their privileged status and preferential treatment in society as well as their ability to treat women and minorities like pieces of trash with public endorsement.
"I don't think killing a man because he is black is OK."
"STFU and die you stupid fucking social justice warrior!"
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An individual that is defined by their constant attacking or addressing of anything they find inappropriate, offensive, or triggering in their eyes. People that promote and address the social issues that truly matter on social media should be applauded, but social justice warriors are in a league of their own. They repeatedly bash any content (even if its innocent) and aggressively call for the downfall of the person who carelessly offended them.

The REAL problem with social justice warriors is their superficial mentality. There are many issues that are heavily affecting many people across the world but these individuals detract from many of the real problems but continuing to address and argue about meaningless topics in order to boost themselves in the eyes of their peers.
Ex:

Person on social media: *Posts a picture of them wearing a sombrero at a costume party*

Social Justice Warrior: This is highly offensive and appropriating Mexican culture. The person who posted this should be condemned to hell forever. They should lose all their followers and be removed off of insert social media here. In fact, I will boycott social media until they address this blatant racism.

We are human beings at our core, excluding our race, color, and culture. Everybody should be respected and treating everything like it should be censored and separated is destroying the very connection that we have with each other. We should be sensitive to the real social issues that plague this world, not the meaningless act or comment another user posted. People are a product of their environment. Social Justice Warriors harm us by focusing on the product instead of looking at the picture as a whole.

If people learned to respect each others' cultures, then the blending of traditions between cultures wouldn't even be considered offensive from the start.
by hollierae22 March 05, 2017
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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
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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
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A fuckhead. Someone who is pissed off because they think life is shitty. To be an effective SJW, one must be willing to suspend logic and find someone else to blame for your plight.
Everything was going well at the political debate, until the social justice warrior showed up. Now it's a shit show.
by BS FaTONOVICH May 27, 2016
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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
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