Why ‘social justice warriors’ and ‘feminists’ are getting in the way of online education
The new administration of President-elect Donald Trump is bringing the word of feminism back into the mainstream.
It’s a radical shift from the times when we saw the words “free speech” and “free exercise” thrown around in the same breath.
It’s a shift that has been driven in part by the rise of a movement called “social justice warrior” (SJW), or “social activism,” that seeks to push back against social injustices and promote a more equal society by using the rhetoric of equality and social justice.
But is it true that “social change” can’t be accomplished without “equality”?
Social justice warrior groups have a long history of challenging the gender wage gap, the treatment of Native Americans, and the treatment and treatment of LGBTQ people.
These groups have used social justice warriors to advance their agendas and are often accused of hypocrisy.
Yet, in an effort to further advance the social justice agenda, these groups have embraced the idea of “equal education” and are now pushing for more and more public and private colleges to use their “gender neutral” programs.
These changes, however, have left many of the most dedicated and dedicated social justice warrior activists in the field with a bad taste in their mouths.
The following are some of the top SJW “free expression” criticisms of colleges, universities and other public institutions.
In 2016, the National Organization for Women (NOW) published a series of articles entitled, “The Rise of the Social Justice Warrior.”
The articles outlined how a group of feminists had gone too far in their efforts to redefine “social equality” by creating an entire movement centered around “gender neutrality.”
In their 2016 article, NOW called for universities to be “gender-neutral” by 2018, and a petition was created to change the University of Illinois’ Title IX policies to eliminate gender-based harassment.
The petition gained over 17,000 signatures, and then-President Christina Paxson announced the university would adopt a policy that would require universities to “provide appropriate accommodations” for students who experience gender-related harassment.
The change was widely criticized as too radical, and in March 2017, NOW said in a press release, “We’re glad the president made the change and that it was quickly implemented, but it was still a step too far.”
In response to the backlash against the new policy, NOW president and CEO Kathy Griffin defended the decision by saying, “If a school has a gender neutral bathroom policy, we want to be able to go in there and use it.”
Griffin has also made headlines for her controversial, “selfie” shoot at the White House in April.
In September, the New York Times reported on the rise in social justice activist groups that are pushing for greater equality, specifically “equal opportunities” for women.
The Times quoted an anonymous insider saying, “[These groups] are all looking for a way to push more women into positions of power, and we’re all looking to make sure that happens.”
“There’s a whole lot of [these groups] out there that are really looking to create a more inclusive society,” one insider said.
While the idea is not entirely new, the rise and prominence of the groups has led some to question whether the “equal opportunity” movement actually promotes equality or whether it is a ploy to advance the agenda of the social change movement.
Some social justice advocates have criticized the idea that “equal rights” are being granted to people based on their gender or sexual orientation.
Some have even gone so far as to say that social justice groups are a “radical feminist” movement that wants to “reverse-engineer” our culture to make it more inclusive and progressive.
For example, in 2016, former Republican Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) said that “there’s a movement going on to say if you’re a straight person, you’re not going to get in, but if you are a woman, you should get in.”
In March 2018, social justice advocate and Breitbart columnist Michelle Malkin called social justice activists “radical feminists” for their desire to “undermine” our “traditional marriage.”
In an April 2018 interview with Breitbart News, conservative activist and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani called the idea “radical feminism” and said that it “tries to take everything that is male and make it gender neutral.”
In May 2018, conservative columnist Ann Coulter said that the term “genderneutral” “does not mean equal to equal.”
In October 2018, Fox News commentator Katie Pavlich said that social change organizations like the one formerly known as NOW were “radical Feminists.”
And in February 2019, the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) issued a statement in support of the idea, saying that “gender identity and gender expression are not characteristics that can be measured with standard medical instruments or with a standard questionnaire.”ACP president Dr. John S. McManus called the statement “outrageous.”And