The Inadequacy of SJWs and the Harm of Intersectionality
I came across this article by Laurie Penny late last night, and, at first blush, it was largely agreeable. Every right-minded person likes to see misogynists dragged through the mud every once in a while. However, one of the comments was rather apt. In response to the idea that we make progress by targeting our enemies where they are weakest, a commenter pointed out that the whole thing, gamer gate, the phenomenon of Social Justice Warriors in general, it’s all bunk. As the commenter in question pointed out, all the work being done here is only to secure a small portion of society, that, after this is achieved, SJWs and their allies:
“passively acquiesce to a society of massive inequality and injustice, continue to enjoy the perks of that unequal society (video games, fandom, technology), and yet persuade ourselves that we are after all very good and moral people, because we fight the good fight online as regards scrubbing video games of dumb representations of women, so we can enjoy those video games even more.”
Posted on October 5, 2014, in Maunderings and tagged 4Chan, BoingBoing, fandom, Feminism, GamerGate, Intersectionality, Laurie Penny, Liberalism, Misogyny, North Star, Patriarchy, SJW, the Left. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.