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Social Justice Warriors


Recently, I spoke with a woman who has made strides to move from victim to victor. She has shared her life challenges, which have included some of the most horrific injustices that anyone should never have to experience. Throughout her lifetime she was told to be quiet, ignore the truth, and settle for living the lies that others demanded of her for their own protection. Now, she has found her voice, is speaking the truth, and is standing up against the injustice she has experienced. She has found her passion and now has entered the battle to protect others. She has become a Social Justice Warrior and is ready to fight. The pain she has suffered and overcame has prepared her to follow her new found purpose.The scars of her past no longer hold her back as they have become her badges of honor.

According to Wikipedia, "Social justice warrior (SJW) is a pejorative term used for an individual who promotes socially progressive, left-wing and liberal views, including feminism, civil rights, gay and transgender rights, identity politics and multiculturalism.[7] The accusation that somebody is an SJW carries implications that they are pursuing personal validation rather than any deep-seated conviction, and engaging in disingenuous arguments."

I disagree that to be a social justice warrior you must have a particular political lean. Justice is rooted in truth, not politics. Anyone, no matter what their political stance, can be a warrior for social justice - it just depends on which side of the battle you stand. There are those who make claim that they are in the battle, but they are not in the fight. They are the ones who scream and insight others while they take the fame and fortune. There are others who put life and limb in harm's way and never receive any credit at all. There are everyday soldiers who leave one battle only to be drawn into another; always defending the weak, the needy, the broken.

Everyone is fighting one battle or another at one time or another. There are so many injustices in the world that all you have to do is pick one topic from thee list. You can fight a battle across your city, your state, or the boarders of your country.You can fight against the fear and shame of cultural shifts and you can fight for the truth. You can fight for honorable things like helping the weak, broken, and vulnerable and you can fight for the children. You can fight for your job and you can fight for your freedom. You can fight to protect what is right and you can fight for what is profitable. You can fight for a particular people group and you can fight for a nation. You can fight for a stranger and you can fight for your family.

Once you realize what your battle is and make a decision to enter the fight, it's amazing how much you are willing to put at on the line. Just make sure you fight for justice, what is right, honorable, and true, and even if the battle is lost, you will always be on the winning side.


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