Sunday, May 5, 2019

Yes, "wokescold" is better than SJW

Sorry to be late to this. I've wished for years that someone had come up with a less ironic name than "social justice warrior"—it's too easy to think that's damning both the original social justice workers and the angry people who appropriated "social justice" as a justification for being awful. "Wokescold" is much better because "woke" is so clearly a cultish term like "enlightened" and "scold" cannot be interpreted as praise.

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  1. Needs a hyphen. I thought it was 'wokes-cold' on the first read. Took me a second to realize it was 'woke-scold.'

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    1. Good point, but the urban dictionary has spoken: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wokescold

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