Are Social Justice Warriors actually good for Social Justice? - The Best Online Debate Website | DebateIsland.com - Debate Anything The Best Online Debate Website | DebateIsland.com
frame

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

The Best Online Debate Website | DebateIsland.com. The only online debate website with Casual, Persuade Me, Formalish, and Formal Online Debate formats. We’re the leading online debate website. Debate popular topics, debate news, or debate anything! Debate online for free! DebateIsland is utilizing Artifical Intelligence to transform online debating.


The best online Debate website - DebateIsland.com! The only Online Debate Website with Casual, Persuade Me, Formalish, and Formal Online Debate formats. We’re the Leading Online Debate website. Debate popular topics, Debate news, or Debate anything! Debate online for free!

Are Social Justice Warriors actually good for Social Justice?
in Politics

I think SJWs are not good for social justice, and in fact are making it worse.
Applesauce
  1. Live Poll

    Are Social Justice Warriors actually good for Social Justice?

    13 votes
    1. Yes
      15.38%
    2. No
      84.62%



Debra AI Prediction

Predicted To Win
Predicted 2nd Place
11%
Margin

Details +



Arguments

  • What is a social justice warrior, and do I have to be onne?
  • Social Justice and SJWs. It’s all idiotic liberal ideology.
    Zombieguy1987
    Not every quote you read on the internet is true- Abraham Lincoln
  • I feel "Social justice" is just a grandiose way of describing our society's evolution, agitated by both our political climate and an ever-evolving social media landscape. If this is true, then social justice warriors are only those who see the current trend in social evolution and attempt to usher it in. While at times these "warriors" do lead to adverse reactions, I do believe they benefit our society. 
  • They are good for social justice, but social justice itself is a bad concept. "Justice" in general is closely associated with the concept of karma, which is an esoteric Eastern concept having no grounds in reality. There is no reason to pursue any form of justice in a society, and instead we should focus on more tangible things, such as freedom and prosperity.

    If people really want to pursue justice, then they can do it in a mutually consensual interaction with other individuals. Forcing justice on others through intimidation and violence is just wrong.
    piloteerZombieguy1987
  • "Social justice", in my view, is the idea that people of all groups should be equal and that we should measure this "equality" via the outcomes of the groups. The problem with this, however, is that groups differ in many ways on average. As a result, the drive for "equality of outcome" leads to inequality of opportunity; certain groups which are underrepresented are granted preferential treatment. This, for example, means that Asians have to get higher scores to get into universities, because they are overrepresented. Seeking equality of outcome means doing away with fairness and equality of opportunity, which are the measures of egalitarianism that actually matter.
    CYDdharta
  • I think in todays world most so called SJWs are way too sensitive and refuse to even consider views, even when backed with evidence and/or statistics, that are contrary to thier own.  It gets to the point where an average moderate person not only doen't want to engage with them, they tend to tune them out.  
    Zombieguy1987WinstonC
  • As far the SJW's I see protesting at Ben Shapiros talks on YouTube I think a more apt name for them would be imbeciles. I am not a Ben Shapiro fan, however, I'm not a fan of morons either.
    Zombieguy1987

    Veni Vidi Vici







  • No. And I think most of them are far too pro-censorship and authoritarian to even be liberals. I call them the Alt Left.
    Zombieguy1987
  • SJWs are not good for social justice for several reasons. SJWs overstresses political correctness and they often try to get rid of freedom of speech.They also never actually try to understand opposing views and dismiss them as evil, which shows how incompetent they are.
    Zombieguy1987
  • I think the phrasing of the question is ridiculous. We need to define what an SJW is and what is "Social Justice". We then need to find a way to measure if SJW's are good for it. Your question actually reeks of a bias and is more of a statement. What you mean is "I think SJW's ie the people I hear about on Breitbart and Fox News as wanting to take away muh freedoms are scum".  So what we are in fact debating is your prejudice.
    CYDdhartaZombieguy1987
  • @A_Free_Thinker ;

    Wikipedia defines social justice as: "a concept of fair and just relations between the individual and society. This is measured by the explicit and tacit terms for the distribution of wealth, opportunities for personal activity, and social privileges."

    This means that the fairness and justness of the society is measured by equality of outcome. As I mentioned above, the problem with this is that groups differ in many ways on average. As a result, this drive for "equality of outcome" leads to inequality of opportunity; certain groups which are underrepresented are granted preferential treatment. This, for example, means that Asians have to get higher scores to get into universities, because they are overrepresented. Seeking equality of outcome means doing away with fair treatment and equality of opportunity, which are the measures of egalitarianism that actually matter.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Back To Top

DebateIsland.com

| The Best Online Debate Experience!
2019 DebateIsland.com, All rights reserved. DebateIsland.com | The Best Online Debate Experience! Debate topics you care about in a friendly and fun way. Come try us out now. We are totally free!

Contact us

customerservice@debateisland.com
Awesome Debates
BestDealWins.com
Terms of Service

Get In Touch