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Fuck No Tumblr SJW - I'm just a bit confused on your mission or... Social justice warrior. "Social Justice Warrior" (abbreviated "SJW") is a snarl word used primarily on the interwebs to describe those who call out others for perceived social injustice.

Social justice warrior

It's analogous to how conservatives use "liberal" or "leftist" as a snarl word, despite it having superficially positive connotations when it's first encountered. Very few people unironically self-identify as an SJW. The term was originally used as a somewhat neutral and usually humorous phrase describing someone who obsesses over social justice (or their own perception of it) to an almost-deranged extent; it could also refer to someone who is accused of otherizing and harassing opponents of (what they think is) social justice and failing to examine their prejudices and underlying beliefs.

[edit] Origin and spread Urban Dictionary user "poopem" defined "social justice warrior" on 21 April 2011 as:[3] Internet Aristocrat's video on SJWs typifies the views of Gamergate and conservatives.[15] [edit] Problems with the term [edit] 6 Ways Critics Of Political Correctness Have It Backwards. During the recent Republican primary debate, the frontrunning "candidate," Donald Trump, said something that stuck out to me.

6 Ways Critics Of Political Correctness Have It Backwards

No, I'm not talking about the time he admitted to bribing politicians or when he vomited a world-eating snake, I'm talking about his comments on political correctness: Fox News. Target Begins To Move Away From Gendered Advertising. A New Report Reveals Inequality In Hollywood Is Worse Than We Thought. 5 Prejudices That Video Games Can't Seem to Get Over. The Hugo and Nebula Awards. The Cops Don't Care About Violent Online Threats. What Do We Do Now? ON DESPAIR, GAMERGATE AND QUITTING THE HULK. Gamergate. It's actually about ethics in video game journalism, you fucking slut!

Gamergate

[note 1] Gamergate is a hostile reactionary mob in the video game-playing or "gamer" community. The group had existed for some time, although unnamed, such as when they started the misogynistic attacks on Anita Sarkeesian in 2012, but what is recognized as "Gamergate" began in mid-2014, after Zoë Quinn's ex-boyfriend, Eron Gjoni, sicced 4chan on her as his personal army. While Quinn, Sarkeesian, and other marginalized voices in gaming remain targets of the group, it has since evolved into an all-out conservative/reactionary mob whose main focus appears to be against whoever they deem is a "social justice warrior" and whatever they deem is an "agenda" against "freedom of speech" (that is their own speech and no one else's).

Brief summary Here is the briefest possible summary: Video game designer breaks up with her then boyfriend. A more detailed account of the events is given below. The Fappening : MuseumOfReddit. Celebrity 4chan shock naked picture scandal: Full list of star victims preyed upon by hackers. In August of this year, up to 200 intimate images of various celebrities, mostly women, were posed on image sharing site 4chan.

Celebrity 4chan shock naked picture scandal: Full list of star victims preyed upon by hackers

The images, which are believed to have been hacked from Apple’s iCloud, were later spread via numerous social media sites including Twitter and Reddit. The mass breach of privacy, now known as The Fappening, has involved some of the biggest celebrities around, most notably Jennifer Lawrence. As more and more famous faces continue to be implicated, we take a look at all those involved so far. Gaming Needs To Get Over Jack Thompson. Gamergate Should Stop Lying to Itself. If I, a journalist, want to learn more about the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s views on the black-white college gap, or the National Rifle Association’s on “concealed carry” laws, a straightforward path lies before me: I can call or email these organizations, or consult the voluminous history of statements their officially appointed representatives have made in newspapers, press releases, and elsewhere.

Gamergate Should Stop Lying to Itself

Gamergate Goons Can Scream All They Want, But They Can't Stop Progress. Games aren’t very fun these days.

Gamergate Goons Can Scream All They Want, But They Can't Stop Progress

As anyone paying even tangential attention to videogames likely knows, the medium is in the throes of a misogynist backlash so virulent it often could be described as terrorism. In the past nine weeks, three female games professionals—Anita Sarkeesian, Brianna Wu, and Zoe Quinn—have been driven from their homes by death threats. Sarkeesian, a critic who received a bomb threat when she accepted an award at the Game Developer’s Conference earlier this year, recently became the target of a terror threat promising “the deadliest school shooting in American history” if she gave a scheduled lecture at Utah State University. Harassment is a sadly commonplace reality for women on the internet in almost any field—yet the ongoing death threats, rape threats, and harassment campaigns directed at women in games has eclipsed other media. But why has the emergence of new female voices in gaming provoked such a disproportionately violent reaction? An Existential Threat. The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It's Gamergate.

I find it interesting in a way, because I'm old enough to have been around when, like porn, video games went from public places to the comfort of home (I had an Atari 2600, and yes, I destroyed the power rod by doing the quick on/off thing, trying to get bastardized versions of the games to play), and have sat on the sidelines watching it grow into the huge online environment that it's become.

The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It's Gamergate

Gamergate controversy. "GamerGate" redirects here.

Gamergate controversy

For the type of ant, see Gamergate. For the online video game store, see GamersGate. Gamergate (sometimes referred to as GamerGate or as a hashtag #gamergate) is a controversy in video game culture which began in August 2014 and occurred primarily over social media. It concerns ingrained[1] issues of sexism and misogyny in the gaming community, and journalistic ethics in the online gaming press, particularly conflicts of interest between video game journalists and developers.[2][3][4][5][6] Background As video game production developed into a burgeoning industry, games became an increasingly consumer-oriented product focused on appealing to gamers with satisfying solitary experiences. Doctor Discusses The Psychology Behind The Fake Geek Girl Debate. I’ve been telling myself to stay out of this debate.

Doctor Discusses The Psychology Behind The Fake Geek Girl Debate

I’ve been assuring myself that any time spent reading rants, posts, and their circular comments will only make me feel resentful and defensive. I tell myself that the fight is over and no one won. I rationalize that only a few people are ruining it for the rest of us and therefore, those few should just be ignored. I vow to stop drawing attention to this ridiculous creature, to stop reinforcing the idea that the “Fake Geek Girl” exists. 4 Awful Things We're Now Considering Nerd Behavior. #2.

4 Awful Things We're Now Considering Nerd Behavior

We Think We Have to Protect Our Favorite Stuff from Outsiders Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images. Comparing Film Journalism and Games Journalism. WE NEED TO CHANGE HOW WE TALK ABOUT RAPE.