Cinnabar wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:19 am
Kim O'Hara wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:06 am
I'm not at all clear about whether you distinguish between the label "SJW" being something you apply to yourself and the label "SJW" being something others apply to you (or you apply to others).
I don't apply it to myself or to others-- as I find it pejorative.
I have had it applied to me, and I have seen it applied to others-- pejoratively.
That's the way it's normally used.
My OP is sincere. I see it applied in arbitrary and vague ways. Perhaps intentionally so. Sometimes it seems the issues make one an SJW. Sometimes one's tone. Sometimes one's methodology, philosophy or rhetoric.
In my case-- it's been applied because of the issues. Anything related to gender or women's issues is SJW territory for many.
As I've suggested before, it means what the user wants it to mean. That being so, looking for a consistent logical meaning is a waste of time: the most reasonable translation of, "You're just an SJW," is, "Your social activism annoys me."
There's a story somewhere in the scriptures of an exceptionally rude man abusing the Buddha. The Buddha, of course, was not fazed at all. When the man had gone, his followers asked the Buddha how he managed to maintain his calm.
"Well," he said, "you know that people come to me with gifts. Sometimes I accept them, sometimes I don't. That man brought me a gift of his anger. I chose not to accept it."
Without claiming to put either of us on that level, I think it's a good approach to dealing with the SJW label.