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My Flash-in-the-Pan Misadventure as an Accidental SJW

I was browsing through Twitter and saw this post:
How pathetic are today's college students & SJWs? They're afraid Christina Hoff Sommers will give them PTSD. https://t.co/AmDuWSGVxq — Michael Shermer (@michaelshermer) December 28, 2015 I quoted it, adding, "I hate when people I otherwise respect use the slur SJW." Is it as bad as someone saying "nigger"? No, but it sure makes me think he is sympathetic to the ideas of the cretins who use the term. I thought nothing more of it since I know that only four people actually read my tweets.

Well, Michael Shermer cared enough to respond.
Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) is a slur? Ah, I see it is: https://t.co/COQCO5HsxQ Ok what should we call them? https://t.co/JtasshlxH2 — Michael Shermer (@michaelshermer) December 28, 2015 He did a little light research, admitted that it's a slur, and asked for a replacement. Maybe he was being a little snarky. Impossible to know, but I always give people the benefit of t…