• Im an SJW ask me anything

  • This is no safe-space, snowflake.
This is no safe-space, snowflake.
 #50314  by thatdude69er
 Thu May 18, 2017 5:59 pm
I should say first off that the term "SJW," much like say "hipster," has been used and abused so much that it's lost all meaning. And even when it's used correctly the term is a bit reductive. I generally don't think of myself as an SJW, but I like to spend my time arguing and discussing social justice stuff on the internet way more than I do actual real activism, so I guess the label sorta fits.

The real reason I'm starting this thread, however, is because so much of the disagreement that I see on the internet in regards to social justice stuff seems to come from a place of misunderstanding more than anything. It makes it really hard to have a discussion, because one side will be arguing against your assumed position, not what you actually believe. A lot of this is due to social justice advocates failing to explain the ideas they're talking about. Now, I think I've got a pretty good handle on this stuff, and I'm pretty good at explaining it.

I know a lot of you are pretty baffled by SJW stuff, so here's your chance to understand it. Ask me about it, and I'll try to answer to the best of my ability. This won't be about who's right and who's wrong, just understanding what the other side is actually saying.

So, ask me about SJW stuff!
:)
 #50318  by thatdude69er
 Thu May 18, 2017 6:24 pm
PastorX wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 6:04 pm
Hi, do you also steal sjw materials and identities/charateristics on Reddit? Thanks.
Are you assuming I'm a liar? Get out of here! I have rights! You shut the hell up!

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happysock wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 6:07 pm
Can we say n*****on here?
Yes, you can say nutella in here
 #50319  by Demeter
 Thu May 18, 2017 6:26 pm
thatdude69er wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 5:59 pm
I should say first off that the term "SJW," much like say "hipster," has been used and abused so much that it's lost all meaning. And even when it's used correctly the term is a bit reductive. I generally don't think of myself as an SJW, but I like to spend my time arguing and discussing social justice stuff on the internet way more than I do actual real activism, so I guess the label sorta fits.

The real reason I'm starting this thread, however, is because so much of the disagreement that I see on the internet in regards to social justice stuff seems to come from a place of misunderstanding more than anything. It makes it really hard to have a discussion, because one side will be arguing against your assumed position, not what you actually believe. A lot of this is due to social justice advocates failing to explain the ideas they're talking about. Now, I think I've got a pretty good handle on this stuff, and I'm pretty good at explaining it.

I know a lot of you are pretty baffled by SJW stuff, so here's your chance to understand it. Ask me about it, and I'll try to answer to the best of my ability. This won't be about who's right and who's wrong, just understanding what the other side is actually saying.

So, ask me about SJW stuff!
:)
What do you think about animal rights and the many issues with animal agriculture in general?

Edit: Oh nevermind wasn't sure if you were serious or not.
 #50324  by thatdude69er
 Thu May 18, 2017 6:39 pm
Demeter wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 6:26 pm
thatdude69er wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 5:59 pm
I should say first off that the term "SJW," much like say "hipster," has been used and abused so much that it's lost all meaning. And even when it's used correctly the term is a bit reductive. I generally don't think of myself as an SJW, but I like to spend my time arguing and discussing social justice stuff on the internet way more than I do actual real activism, so I guess the label sorta fits.

The real reason I'm starting this thread, however, is because so much of the disagreement that I see on the internet in regards to social justice stuff seems to come from a place of misunderstanding more than anything. It makes it really hard to have a discussion, because one side will be arguing against your assumed position, not what you actually believe. A lot of this is due to social justice advocates failing to explain the ideas they're talking about. Now, I think I've got a pretty good handle on this stuff, and I'm pretty good at explaining it.

I know a lot of you are pretty baffled by SJW stuff, so here's your chance to understand it. Ask me about it, and I'll try to answer to the best of my ability. This won't be about who's right and who's wrong, just understanding what the other side is actually saying.

So, ask me about SJW stuff!
:)
What do you think about animal rights and the many issues with animal agriculture in general?

Edit: Oh nevermind wasn't sure if you were serious or not.
My name’s Tim Daniels, and from 2009 to 2010 I went undercover at some of the nation’s largest factory farms, where I witnessed disturbing conditions like workers amputating animals without anesthesia and dead chickens in the same crowded cages as living ones. I took entry-level jobs at these places for several weeks at a time, using a hidden camera to document what I saw.

The first time I went undercover was at Willet Dairy (New York’s largest dairy facility). The second was at Country View Family Farms (Pennsylvania pig breeding facility). The third was at four different facilities in Iowa owned by Rose Acre Farms and Rembrandt Enterprises (2nd and 3rd largest egg producers in the nation). The first two of these investigations were for Mercy For Animals, and the third was for The Humane Society of the United States.

And let me tell you I saw a lot of messed up stuff in those years,so it's hard to pick one thing, though there's a particularly tragic fate that befalls many egg-laying hens that stands out in my mind.

On the vast majority of egg farms, hens are kept in stacks upon stacks of crowded wire cages, called "battery cages," where they never leave. Conveyor belts bring them feed and take their eggs, pipes give them water, and they basically sit their all day, 7 to 10 per cage, trampling each other and vying for space.

They're bred to lay so many eggs that commonly, they "prolapse," which means that their oviduct basically inverts and spills outside of their body. It's a very painful condition, one that's common to animals that are intensively bred; I've seen it on dairy and pig farms before. However, with egg-laying hens, this organ can get tangled in the cage wires, causing extreme pain while depriving them of the ability to get food or water. So they basically starve or get trampled to death as their organs are slowly pulled out of their body.

The craziest part is that in these facilities, there can be as little as one human worker per 300,000 birds. This means that most birds suffering this fate will never be noticed, and even worse, when they are, workers are not expected to help them. I was actually reprimanded by my supervisor for trying to help these birds and voicing concern for them. She said it was a distraction from my duties.
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