Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thirty Things that Every Vegan Who Refers to Intersectional Activists as SJWs Should Know

 


If you don’t know what a “SJW” is, please be aware that it is not Single Jewish Woman, which was what I thought for the longest time and it confused me greatly. (Nor does it stand for Socialist Jewish Workers, which my husband thought for a long, confused time, too.) Basically, SJW is used as a pejorative to describe someone who is concerned about or active on issues that the insult-slinger deems phony or a misuse of one’s time.

To vegans who refer to intersectional activists as SJWs, here are 30 things to know…

1. I feel sad for you.
2. I feel sadder for this movement.
3. I feel saddest for the animals because you are pushing away many of the very people who could be fantastic advocates on their behalf.
4. You are alienating the people who could also actually help you become to be a more effective, far-reaching activist if that matters to you.
5. If it doesn’t matter to you, what the hell are you doing?
6. Also, I’m not sure if you’re a right-winger, but if you use SJW as an insult, you sure sound like one.
7. As such, I read your comments in Rush Limbaugh’s or Ann Coulter’s voice. You sound gross.
8. If being inclusive feels overly restrictive to you, maybe you should examine the kind of person you are. No, not maybe: you should really examine this.
9. If people tell you that you’re behaving like a bigot, is there even the teeny-tiniest possibility that they may be correct? That it's not just some kind of weird coincidence or attempt to tyrannize you?
10. I know that if even one person tells me that I am saying or doing something oppressive, I want to examine that but, hey, I’m a SJW.
11. You understand that veganism is a social justice cause, right?
12. Fighting bigotry, unfairness and injustice, yeah, who’d want to do such a silly, worthless thing?
13. It’s almost as if you think intersectional activists should get a life. Hmm…ever heard that one before?
14. I honestly cannot believe that I have to type this out, it should be that obvious.
15. If you refuse to entertain the idea that human oppression exists or believe that it only exists when you deem it as such, that is your limitation and it restricts your ability to be an effective advocate. Oh, also: a decent human being.
16. Speaking of, you do not get to be the arbiter of what is and what is not racism, sexism, etc. especially if you are not in a group harmed by racism, sexism, etc. (In case you are, I’ve got you covered: fast forward to #24, please.) Nor does having a friend, partner, whatever who is okay with oppressive attitudes negate the voices of those who find the attitudes to be problematic.
17. If you think that human suffering is not only acceptable but enjoyable because you despise humanity and believe that we should be punished, honestly, you are the worst and you are confirming what many already think of vegans. How does this help the animals?
18. Believe it or not, the above is an actual attitude I’ve encountered in vegan circles and it is wholly despicable.
19. A massive number of animals live and die in a nightmarish hell-scape that is completely unnecessary and unfathomably brutal. Dismissing the oppression of humans will not fix that.
20. Having the mentality of bigotry that underpins oppression recognized and rooted out can only help the animals.
21. Because shouldn’t we, you know, be working toward an overarching ethic of compassion and justice if we truly want to create a new reality for the animals?
22. You must be a pretty shielded person to decide that other forms of bigotry and oppression don’t matter.
23. If you are 1/32 Cherokee, you are not allowed to use that as an excuse for your bigoted views and remarks.
24. Actually, even if you are a disabled, transgender person of color, you are also not allowed to use your inclusion in marginalized groups as an excuse for your bigoted positions.
25. There is no valid justification for oppression. There are excuses but they are just that: excuses.
26. Seriously, I know I said this earlier, but why do I need to point this shit out? Isn’t this just basic common decency?
27. Without so-called SJWs, we wouldn’t have a vegan movement. You get that, right?
28. We also wouldn’t have the abolition of slavery, the Civil Rights movement, the right to vote for women and black people, the eradication of child labor in the U.S., the anti-sweatshop movement and on and on, but, yeah, what good were those whiny crybabies for, anyway?
29. Please stop talking on behalf of the animals. If you can’t treat people with basic compassion and understanding, you are doing far more harm than good.
30. For reals.

Signed,

A Proud SJW

11 comments:

Evolotus PR said...

This is interesting. I'm guilty of a little of this because I find the notion that social media should always be a "safe space" to be tiresome. (Insert Gandalf meme with caption "It's the Internet. You are not in charge here.")

I have always taken the term to be analagous to "keyboard warrior," as in, someone who whines on the internet, not someone who an offline activist for (any) social justice causes. The critique of SJWs is leveled at their lack of activism, not their activism. In the case of #11, the critic understands that veganism/animal rights is a social justice movement, boldface on "movement," but a SJW is hiding behind a Tumblr blog or in Reddit boards pointing out how he/she/ze is being "triggered."

A classic example is the term "rape rack." Vegans didn't make this up. It's what the ag industry calls that horrific apparatus. I resent being told by non-vegans that I cannot use that term - which is the accurate term - because it offends people to be reminded that rape happens (and only happens to humans). If using an ag industry term accurately alienates people who could suddenly wake up and go vegan, well, I suppose I do that a fair amount.

Also the criticism tends to be directed at the millennial generation, MOST OF WHOM ARE TOTALLY GREAT, but some can inspire some eye-rolling because of their special sneauxflakeyness. They grew up online and have specific expectations about how the online world should treat them.

I could be completely wrong in my interpretation! It's happened before!

Junia Noel said...

My husband and I have been married for 3 and a half years. In June it will be 7 years that we have been a part of each other lives. Recently he found out about a guy I slept with when we were separated and I did not tell him about. Before we got married we both agreed to let everything out and start fresh. I didn’t tell him. I was embarrassed bc the guy and I never actually had sex…just everything that led up to it. not to mention it was my brothers best friend and a huge mistake. well it came out recently along with some lies. A friend told my husband I cheated on him and I have never cheated on my husband nor would I ever. He is convinced I am a cheater. we have 2 beautiful kids and all I have ever wanted is a happy family. my kids and my husband truly are my everything. I can not see a future where my husband is not in it. I want to do whatever I can to save my marriage but I feel my husband is already set on the divorce. I know I could have been a better wife to him….a wife he deserves but now I fee like I have realized it too late. I look at my kids and I hate myself for allowing myself to break my family apart. I know my husband is not perfect and he has hurt me tremendously these past 5 years we have been off and on but we made it through for a reason. I love him and I want to save my marriage, one day a friend of my introduce me to a spell caster online who lift me up gave me hope and with-in 2 days after his spell my husband who told me he needed a divorce, called me and take me back home to me i must say today we are happily as one big family again all thanks to Dr happy a father and a real spell caster.Contact email address happylovespell2@gmail.com Call and Whats-App him +2348133873774 Also contact and know more about his service at http://happyspelltemple.webs.com/

Unknown said...

Hmmm more BS from the human supremacists who will stand with those eating animals on human rights issues but applies a double standard and doesn't extend the same consideration to our fellow animals.

Junia Noel said...

My husband and I have been married for 3 and a half years. In June it will be 7 years that we have been a part of each other lives. Recently he found out about a guy I slept with when we were separated and I did not tell him about. Before we got married we both agreed to let everything out and start fresh. I didn’t tell him. I was embarrassed bc the guy and I never actually had sex…just everything that led up to it. not to mention it was my brothers best friend and a huge mistake. well it came out recently along with some lies. A friend told my husband I cheated on him and I have never cheated on my husband nor would I ever. He is convinced I am a cheater. we have 2 beautiful kids and all I have ever wanted is a happy family. my kids and my husband truly are my everything. I can not see a future where my husband is not in it. I want to do whatever I can to save my marriage but I feel my husband is already set on the divorce. I know I could have been a better wife to him….a wife he deserves but now I fee like I have realized it too late. I look at my kids and I hate myself for allowing myself to break my family apart. I know my husband is not perfect and he has hurt me tremendously these past 5 years we have been off and on but we made it through for a reason. I love him and I want to save my marriage, one day a friend of my introduce me to a spell caster online who lift me up gave me hope and with-in 2 days after his spell my husband who told me he needed a divorce, called me and take me back home to me i must say today we are happily as one big family again all thanks to Dr happy a father and a real spell caster.Contact email address happylovespell2@gmail.com Call and Whats-App him +2348133873774 Also contact and know more about his service at http://happyspelltemple.webs.com/

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Peggy Lora said...

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Peggy Lora said...

OMG!!! I am so proud and happy to be out here sharing your work Dr. Zaba. I just can't believe this now my ex Husband is really back to me on his knees presenting a ruby rose begging me to take him back and he was feeling regretful and sorry for leaving me and for causing me pains after the divorce which occurred last year. And this whole miracle happened after i ordered an urgent 24hours Dr.Zaba powerful spell which he cast on me and my husband. Sir I am the happiest woman today in this whole wide world. Dr. Zaba you really did it..Yes.. Its a miracle and everlasting pleasure and cheerfulness for me and my family today.. I am so happy now and i dont know how much to convey my thankfulness and appreciation to you sir. And to the whole world, contact him if you need urgent help now because its guaranteed that he will help you. website http://zaba24hoursspell.wixsite.com/zabaspell or email him Zaba24hoursspell@yahoo.com OR Zaba24hoursspell@gmail.com or call +2347087462033

Peggy Lora said...

OMG!!! I am so proud and happy to be out here sharing your work Dr. Zaba. I just can't believe this now my ex Husband is really back to me on his knees presenting a ruby rose begging me to take him back and he was feeling regretful and sorry for leaving me and for causing me pains after the divorce which occurred last year. And this whole miracle happened after i ordered an urgent 24hours Dr.Zaba powerful spell which he cast on me and my husband. Sir I am the happiest woman today in this whole wide world. Dr. Zaba you really did it..Yes.. Its a miracle and everlasting pleasure and cheerfulness for me and my family today.. I am so happy now and i dont know how much to convey my thankfulness and appreciation to you sir. And to the whole world, contact him if you need urgent help now because its guaranteed that he will help you. website http://zaba24hoursspell.wixsite.com/zabaspell or email him Zaba24hoursspell@yahoo.com OR Zaba24hoursspell@gmail.com or call +2347087462033

David L. Ollis said...

Hello,

Hi guys my wife and I have been married for 15 years. For over five years I have been dealing with jealousy issues because of flirting and her having emotional type affairs with other men. I felt like my masculinity was in question and if I said the way she was acting bothered me, it seemed to make matters worse or I was accused of being controling. During this period I did state I wanted a divorce if the behavior was not going to end: texting men a night, leaving for the weekend without letting me know where she was going or not responding to messages. We do have a son and basically it's been him and I for the last year on the weekends. She disconnected completely from being a good wife and mother. In April she said she wanted a separation and I said no we need to get into marriage counseling. We did try that, but she was not very responsive and didn't give any effort. Afterward she was adamant about separation and divorce. I continued to say no and that we needed to save our family. She presented a separation agreement and I had to hire a lawyer. Because of the above behavior my lawyer suggested a private investigator. The investigator discovered my wife was having an affair with a close friend of the family who also is married with children. We know the extended families. I feel like I should tell this man's wife about what happened. This adultery has devastated me emotionally, I feel betrayed and I'm physically drained. I know my wife is passionate in terms of her sexuality, and I can't get the thought of them out of my head. It makes me question my own manhood, and I feel very inferior or that he must be a better lover or what ever. The problem is my wife pursued him. She would go to him and she lured him into this adultery. I felt this was coming for some time and could not stop it. She was not only lying to me but also to our son about what she was doing and where she was going. My family is important, my son loves her and as crazy as it sounds so do I. Can you respond with a course of action on how to proceed? I was still have a very huge place in my heart for her. so i searched for help online and I came across a website that suggested that Dr Ahmed can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it then he did a spell for me. 28 hours later, my wife came to me and apologized for the wrongs she did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I, my son and my wife are living together happily again.. All thanks to Dr Ahmed. as it is a place to resolve marriage/relationship issues, do you want to be sure if your spouse is being faithful to you or Do you want your Ex to come back to you Contact.: E-mail: Ahmedutimate@gmail.com or call/Whats-app: +2348160153829 save your crumbling home and change of grades its 100% safe. I suggest you contact him. He will not disappoint you.
David L. Ollis, 43yrs, UK

Junia Noel said...

My husband and I have been married for 3 and a half years. In June it will be 7 years that we have been a part of each other lives. Recently he found out about a guy I slept with when we were separated and I did not tell him about. Before we got married we both agreed to let everything out and start fresh. I didn’t tell him. I was embarrassed bc the guy and I never actually had sex…just everything that led up to it. not to mention it was my brothers best friend and a huge mistake. well it came out recently along with some lies. A friend told my husband I cheated on him and I have never cheated on my husband nor would I ever. He is convinced I am a cheater. we have 2 beautiful kids and all I have ever wanted is a happy family. my kids and my husband truly are my everything. I can not see a future where my husband is not in it. I want to do whatever I can to save my marriage but I feel my husband is already set on the divorce. I know I could have been a better wife to him….a wife he deserves but now I fee like I have realized it too late. I look at my kids and I hate myself for allowing myself to break my family apart. I know my husband is not perfect and he has hurt me tremendously these past 5 years we have been off and on but we made it through for a reason. I love him and I want to save my marriage, one day a friend of my introduce me to a spell caster online who lift me up gave me hope and with-in 2 days after his spell my husband who told me he needed a divorce, called me and take me back home to me i must say today we are happily as one big family again all thanks to Dr happy a father and a real spell caster.Contact email address happylovespell2@gmail.com Call and Whats-App him +2348133873774 Also contact and know more about his service at http://happyspelltemple.webs.com/

David L, Ollis said...

Hello,

Hey guys my wife and I have been married for 15 years. For over five years I have been dealing with jealousy issues because of flirting and her having emotional type affairs with other men. I felt like my masculinity was in question and if I said the way she was acting bothered me, it seemed to make matters worse or I was accused of being controling. During this period I did state I wanted a divorce if the behavior was not going to end: texting men a night, leaving for the weekend without letting me know where she was going or not responding to messages. We do have a son and basically it's been him and I for the last year on the weekends. She disconnected completely from being a good wife and mother. In April she said she wanted a separation and I said no we need to get into marriage counseling. We did try that, but she was not very responsive and didn't give any effort. Afterward she was adamant about separation and divorce. I continued to say no and that we needed to save our family. She presented a separation agreement and I had to hire a lawyer. Because of the above behavior my lawyer suggested a private investigator. The investigator discovered my wife was having an affair with a close friend of the family who also is married with children. We know the extended families. I feel like I should tell this man's wife about what happened. This adultery has devastated me emotionally, I feel betrayed and I'm physically drained. I know my wife is passionate in terms of her sexuality, and I can't get the thought of them out of my head. It makes me question my own manhood, and I feel very inferior or that he must be a better lover or what ever. The problem is my wife pursued him. She would go to him and she lured him into this adultery. I felt this was coming for some time and could not stop it. She was not only lying to me but also to our son about what she was doing and where she was going. My family is important, my son loves her and as crazy as it sounds so do I. Can you respond with a course of action on how to proceed? I was still have a very huge place in my heart for her. so i searched for help online and I came across a website that suggested that Dr Ahmed can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it then he did a spell for me. 28 hours later, my wife came to me and apologized for the wrongs she did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I, my son and my wife are living together happily again.. All thanks to Dr Ahmed. as it is a place to resolve marriage/relationship issues, do you want to be sure if your spouse is being faithful to you or Do you want your Ex to come back to you Contact.: E-mail: Ahmedutimate@gmail.com or call/Whats-app: +2348160153829 save your crumbling home and change of grades its 100% safe. I suggest you contact him. He will not disappoint you.
David L. Ollis, 43yrs, UK