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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!"
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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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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.
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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.
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The political equivalent of a hipster douchebag. A largely white and educated demographic whose parents paid for their art school education so that they could stake out slightly more left-leaning positions. Social Justice Warriors view local politics as meaningless due to the fact that they are still registered to vote with their parents' address, despite their transient existence in urban centers. Although they do not consider themselves democrats, they are unable to understand republicans as anything other than the Italian carpenter who installed the tile in their parents' new kitchen. They will only vote for political moderates in national elections because they can't decide if the leftist candidate is "too problematic."
SJW: Earlier this year, I was feeling the bern before it was cool. Now, Hillary is where the revolution's at.

Rational Human: Only an Social Justice Warrior would say that I'm naive to believe that change can come from within the Democratic Party and then articulate why voting for Hillary is a better idea.
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Being a social justice warrior enables any schmuck to rage about anything behind the comforts of their keyboard without actually doing anything.
Being a social justice warrior enables
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Social Justice Warrior is a pejorative colloquial term for zealous political activists, who are for the modern, left-wing, authoritarian ideology: Neo-Progressivism.
"A prime example of a social justice warrior is Anita Sarkeesian or Jack Thompson."
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