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[–] thursdaynevercomes 2 points 35 points (+37|-2) ago 

laugh in their faces

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[–] TheTrigger 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

"If you use the word 'microagression' one more time, I'm going to macroagressively put my dick your mouth. There, now you're allowed to be offended."

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[–] tokamakZero 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

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[–] Kurplow 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

"I'm not interested in your victimhood politics and I'm not required to interact with you, good day miss."

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[–] Madonnymous 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

And make sure to say "miss" whether it's a man or woman accusing you of the microaggression

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[–] Kurplow 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

You got me, that was tongue-in-cheek humor, and I made the choice on purpose, to make the joke.

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[–] arrggg [S] 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Victimhood politics. That's a good one.

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[–] vjack 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

Microaggression theory goes back to the early 1970s, so it isn't all that new. If you are hearing more about it now than you used to, I'd guess this might be because kids who have learned about it in college are now very active on social media and feel entitled to scold others. Many of those I see using it today are relatively privileged and White. They seem to have recognized that accusing others of racism, sexism, and various other "sins" is a very effective way to justify treating others poorly without feeling guilty about doing so.

When I am accused, I don't necessarily feel like I need to say anything. Attempting to defend oneself against a social justice warrior is usually futile.

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[–] ILikeMyDogNotYours 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

LPT: Never ever try to prove you are not racist to your accuser. The minute you try and do so, you effectively have conceded that they are the moral authority on what is, and isn't , racist. Thus, they are your judge, jury, and executioner, and they are not open to changing their minds.

Rather, when you are accused, ask them to explain how they came to that conclusion. 9 times out of 10, their conclusions involved some bigoted assumptions on their end, and you can pick them apart over it. When you do it this way, you set the tone that their assertion is empty and must be proved.

typically it will flow in one of a few paths.

  1. Their rebuttal includes some form of ad hominem, or personal bias. Thus, you can call them on their hypocrisy.

  2. They double down on their claim, without providing an argument. You then challenge them directly on their motives, stating that whatever you said was politically disagreeable and that they simply wanted to silence you.

It works amazingly well.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

It works amazingly well.

It's called using a logical argument. You have the upper hand if you do that since the majority of SJWs are incapable of logical arguments

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[–] TheOneLiberator 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's brilliant.

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[–] arrggg [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Many of those I see using it today are relatively privileged and White.

In every incident I have seen it's the exact opposite.

And, one suggestion for "don't need to say anything" noted.

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[–] zippo 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I've never met anyone belonging to any actual minority doing that. I mean, I've seen it on the internet, but people I've seen pull this in real life (meaning at work, almost exclusively) were white, and the vast majority of them were men.

Another unifying factor is that these people are almost always completely useless. They're using this to cover their utter incompetence - noone will dare fire them because there's a big potential for a PR nightmare - the company is mortified of being labeled a place that "abuses women" by the tard crowd at Twitter, especially since we develop software and there's already a lot of people on the internet screeching about how every IT company is basically a rape factory.

There's something... strange, about watching a (white) Australian man absolutely lose his shit and tear into a designer from eastern Europe who makes about a quarter of what he does, because the designer made a presentation that included a drawn picture of a group of people somewhere in the background, and the picture didn't have any female-looking figures in it. It's even stranger when the designer that this jackass is screeching at for being "misogynistic" is a woman. That one was completely surreal.

The social justice crowd at the corporation I work at are exclusively white Americans, most of them men as well. The company employs thousands of Indians and Chinese and eastern Europeans who get yelled at by these people for "abusing their privilege" and that sort of shit. Sometimes one of these people gets fired because they dared politely tell a rampaging SJW to cool it.

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[–] flat_hedgehog 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

God yes. Never try to defend yourself again someone slinging vague insults.

For women, it would be accusations of "slut/whore/etc". There is no point turning around and saying "I'm a virgin and waiting until marriage" or "I bet I've had fewer partners than you" or "it takes two to tango" or "what's wrong with sex?" because, by doing so, you've given them the right to judge you.

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

One thing I never understood: if you concede that it's a "micro"aggression, then by definition it's of "micro"importance and "micro"impact. You also concede that all the "macro"aggressions have been fixed, and therefore going to extreme lengths to chase the long tail of your ideology is actively harmful and a waste of everyone's time and effort.

Furthermore, I would think that any self-respecting adult would be ashamed to admit that they're so sensitive, weak-willed, and immature that they'd let a "micro"problem affect their entire psyche. When you're a kindergartner and a classmate says your lunchbox is stupid and you cry about it, that's a microaggression, because it means fucking nothing and the solution is to grow the fuck up. You don't use that language with a child because they're too young to handle it. You use that language with an adult because they're no longer children: grow the fuck up or go back to kindergarten.

They're treating women like children, which has a positive feedback loop of ratcheting up their desire to throw tantrums to get more attention. This will only end when boys grow up being sick of hearing this shit everywhere and decide to act like men for the sake of being counter culture. When women see they can't get attention by acting like babies the whole virtue signaling culture will evaporate.

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[–] Pono_Honu 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This will only end when boys grow up being sick of hearing this shit everywhere and decide to act like men for the sake of being counter culture. When women see they can't get attention by acting like babies the whole virtue signaling culture will evaporate.

This gives me hope for the future.

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I wouldn't get too excited if I were you. The same human biology that gave rise to SJWs and rampant narcissism will still exist, and like water that always takes the path of least resistance, it'll find some other, weaker barrier it can break through. We might be able to shore up the levies by preventing boys from growing into pussies and teaching attention whores how to temper their lust for social status, but the overflow will happen somewhere else. Perhaps we'll revert to a society that mandates conformity and punishes free expression, or which persecutes people for daring to question the status quo or the power of the government.

Studying history one learns that there's never a perfect time anywhere, and things come and go in parallel and concurrent waves.

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[–] freetoshare81 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

"nigga please"

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[–] torky 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I'm actually a "minority" (it's a terrible term in my opinion) so technically, I'm immune to these accusations. I'd never use it, because I'm not a little bitch who can't handle "microagressions" which I just shrug off. If someone accuses me of "microagression", I can just use my handy-dandy race card to counter it. EZ PZ. I have more real problems than a few nervous stares thrown in my direction, like buying shoes to replace my old ones or what I'm going to do during Halloween.

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[–] o_V_o 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm actually a "minority" (it's a terrible term in my opinion)

Why do you think it's a terrible term? Which kind of minority are you anyway? Technically, I'm a minority — not only in the US, but the entire world: I'm left-handed (~10ish% US, 10% Wrld) and I have blue eyes (16% US, 8% Wrld). I so pale... and rare... but, seeing as society has decided our identity is based on more blatant characteristics, I'm white (technically a world minority) so I can't play that card even though it technically applies.

I'm a minority. You're a minority, but I'm assuming you mean "racial minority"... and maybe I'm reading too much into your particular issue with the term, but based on my experience with this kind of thing, it seems like you're attaching some kind of social worth to the phrase and focusing on it as the opposite of "superiority"... which is not only incorrect, but opens the door to the kinds of criticism, I would assume, one in your position would want to avoid.

By choosing to interpret the term in this way, it almost seems like you're doing it on purpose to give yourself the advantage of the illusion of disadvantage, making you automatically worthy of leniency due to some kind of disfranchisement built-in to your purposefully ignorant interpretation of the term.


Not, you specifically, torky... using the generic "you" in that last paragraph. This isn't the first time I've seen someone take with issue with this term.

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[–] torky 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Oh, I just don't like it because, as it's used now, it just lumps everyone who's "not-white" together. It feels lazy and disingenuous.

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[–] TheTrigger 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Honestly, man. Us "minorities" are the privileged ones, when it comes to PC culture, ironically enough. You can shut down any aggressive SJW by flashing your magical race card. I can talk shit about Caitlyn Jenner all day; I've yet to have anyone try and check my privilege.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm immune to these accusations.

Never assume that. They can make shit up in a hurry.

For example: they can accuse women of having "internalized misogyny" or non-white people of having "internalized racism"

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[–] arrggg [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Hahah! Drop the card on them!

You are right, halloween is more important.

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[–] Samchay6 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

"It must be exhausting spending all day waiting to be offended"

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[–] arrggg [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Ahahahaha. I will have to use that one at some point.

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[–] LastPlaceOnEarth 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

"Your hurt feelings don't concern me"

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