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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!"
by boiledchicken January 07, 2012
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SJW stands for "Social Justice Warrior", however its actual meaning has changed several times, and even now depends on context.

Originally the term was positive, with figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi being described as such when praised for their work in bringing justice and equality to oppressed groups. Examples of its use as a term of praise go back as far as 1824, and this continued to be the meaning of the term up until around 2011.

In 2011 several events, primarily Gamergate, led to the term becoming a pejorative. Many began to use the term to describe people who were overly sensitive and quick to insult anyone who said something they perceived as attacking or oppressing some group of people, even when it wasn't warranted. Basically, anyone who overreacted to a perceived slight against a person or group of people.

However, the term has continued to evolve. While the previous definition sometimes applies, it's now often used simply as an excuse to dismiss things other people say without having to think about them at all, regardless of whether or not they have a valid point. In other words, it's increasingly used as if it's a "get out of jail free" card for insulting entire groups of people. This watering down of the meaning is slowly turning the term into a meaningless insult.
Early: "The late Reverend King's work as a social justice warrior helped lead to the integration of all races in our schools today."

Mid: "All I said was that maybe she overreacted, and the SJW accused me of oppressing all women!"

Late: "She should get off YouTube and make me a sandwich. And before any of you SJWs complain, it's just a joke."
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Abbreviation for Social Justice Warrior. A person who says is all about equality, but it reality, wants a certain group/groups to be more superior that their enemy, the white, straight, cisgender male.

They are often highly overweight, have dyed hair (usually pink or some other bright color) in strange ass hairstyles, run Tumblr blogs, love being offended and find practically anything offensive, and think that any opinion that opposes their own is a hate crime. They also use "check your privilege" unironically, and would do anything in their power to take you down if you disagree with even the smallest thing that they believe in. Often believe there are over 100 genders and sexualities and would label themselves as several of them on their Tumblr pages even though doing so can contradict one another (i.e. Being binary yet non-binary, being pan yet lesbian, etc.) only to be a special snowflake. In addition to that, would use absurd pronouns (i.e. Xir, Ze, Zim, They, Them, etc.).

Take caution when encountering these whales, especially if you're white, straight, skinny, cis, not disabled, and/or a normal ass human being.
Person: I don't find transgenders attractive-


Person: ....
via giphy
by narwhal-corn July 14, 2018
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SJW is short for Social Justice Warrior and at first glance you might think it's a compliment but it's not. On the internet it is a sarcastic expression meant to describe people who give REAL social justice a bad name. SJWs misrepresent social justice for the tactics that they use and being hypocritical about what social justice means. For instance, they are perfectly willing to accept that discrimination exists against women and minorities but will turn a blind eye if discrimination exists against a white person or a male. They are easily offended by pretty much everything and they like political correctness. Though the left has a lot of good ideas, SJWs aren't one of them.
Like the time when four black people kidnapped and tortured a mentally ill white Trump supporter. Those are arguably the worst kind of SJWs there ever were.
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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"
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Social Justice Warrior

Someone who appears to be all for cis gender, homosexuality, mass immigration, shut down of National boarders and order, someone who believes Women are Superior to Men!

They use violence in the name of peace and equality, they do not consider other opinions as equal Free Speech as those who are saying them, are worse than child killing terrorists! They try not to offend the people who are highly sensitive and can offended by the slightest of things! SJW's would jump to defend this person at the drop of a hat, but might not fully respect or understand the person they are defending! Any time they see an opportunity to shame, excite bigotry or exercise physical violence to push their agenda and gain popularity in the SJW Community they will jump in without formulating their argument first.

They say Political Opinions can not be done trough emotions (see Brexit) yet they base all their opinions purely out of emotions! They defend people who can defend themselves but an SJW believes they are weak and need help!

Basically whatever your view is, if it makes them look Progressive (Regressive) and can shame you to further hate speech, or it does not push the Agenda... you're wrong regardless of the topic in question! See Extreme Brexit Remainers, Extreme Feminist for details!
SJW's are the new Generation of the World. They will be the cause of the Downfall of Western Culture and Society as we know it! They already change History and Language and Stories to "Include all Genders and Races" even if it goes against Historical Fact as this will not offend the highly sensitive and be Progressive! They care nothing for the very Nation they are in and if it is attacked by a Facist Ideology they will defend those that attacked it and groups accosiated with those people! Because they too have Facist tendercies and relate to the oppression of those who do jot comply to your belief!They want History to be Politically Correct and without realising are the new birth of Facism in the World. If we control waht people see and say, we control the Masses!
by FreeThoughtForAllTheWorld August 06, 2017
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