A social justice warrior is generally a pejorative for people who are all about social justice causes. So, I suppose, the question is what's y'alls opinion on them and of the idea of "justice"?
I wonder if the more recent manifestations of the SJW phenomena are similar to the disruptions of anarchist activity cataloged in Lupus Dragonowl's essay. http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/lupus-dragonowl-against-identity-politics
Also hasn't most of the SJW activity been generated by Intersectional academics, students, and Marxist intellectuals?
I think ingrate was especially on the mark with noting "a naive assumption of shared goals."
I don't use the label as a denunciation, personally, since it seems to me to have become a sort of shibboleth for people on the alt-right or at least those who are especially defensive of the status quo; but I generally feel enmity toward anyone who fits the label, such as it is. My issue with them is straightforward - their goal is generally to broaden the circle of inclusion of society through efforts like the redistribution of commodities, the social humanization of social enemies, and the changing of everyday language. All of this activity implicitly or explicitly valorizes the supposed boons of modern capitalist democratic republics; it says that the middle-class-or-above life of having a creative job, participating civically, buying nice commodities, and having a family are essentially good things, maybe in need of some tweaking, sure, but generally still something that ought to be aspired to and spread around. That means that, at a fundamental level, we have opposed values, even if we agree on a few superficial manifestations of differing fundamental values.
Certainly. I think you may have misunderstood my statement - I just meant that I don't use the label SJW as a spoken or written slur because of its shibboleth status. That doesn't mean I don't disagree with the people that the label might apply to; as I tried to say above, I have fundamentally different values and goals from those people. The world I would like to see is literally impossible to realize alongside the world that they would like to see, which makes them, ultimately, enemies. In the case of the (ridiculous) episode you reference, that's a perfect example of being in conflict. I just would not have called them "SJWs" had I been there - maybe "halfwits" or "annoyingly disembrained crusaders" instead.