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social justice warrior

A derisive term for someone who supports or upholds very liberal or progressive views on social issues. This phrase typically implies that such a person is overzealous or disingenuous. Often abbreviated SJW. These social justice warriors want to control every aspect of our lives! Betsy used to be pretty moderate in her political views, but she turned into a total social justice warrior in college.
See also: justice, social, warrior
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According to the internet's favorite reference book, (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=SJW) Urban Dictionary , a Social Justice Warrior is "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."
"Being a social justice warrior doesn't mean that you have never been on the receiving end of injustice, it means that you have decided to put that experience to good use," said writer and theologian Jeff Cook in the (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-im-a-bleeding-heart-social-justice-warrior_us_58527d85e4b0bae8bdcba30b) Huffington Post in December .