Up until a few months ago, I had no idea that there was a movement, if you can call it that, called "social justice" or what a "social justice warrior" was. What I've come to realize, in the last 5-6 months of GamerGate, is that "social justice" is a complete sham. It's filled with the WORST people I've ever run into, on or off the Internet.
Let me tell you something. I've spent a lot of time on the Internet, too much, honestly. I've been in chat rooms, newsgroups, online games, forums, comments sections, all over. I've seen some terrible, terrible groups of people. I've NEVER seen any group as bad as "social justice warriors."
I've never seen more racism, more hate, more bigotry, more awfulness of all descriptions from any other group of people. These people have latched onto the GamerGate movement like a disgusting, diseased barnacle trying to suck attention and recognition from it. They slander thousands of men and women, gay and straight, bi and trans, in the name of "justice."
They lie, they cheat, and yes, they steal. They cry "harassment!" at anyone who disagrees or tries to argue their poorly thought out, poorly researched points. They make up controversies and use them to solicit donations to fight the made-up harassment. They make promises they don't intend to keep and put forth arguments they have no intention of defending.
They prey on people's fears and prejudices all while accusing others of doing exactly what they do every single day. If you could harnass the amount of projection from these people, you could use the moon to screen the next Avengers movie. I'm not going to name any names, but if you've been paying any attention to GamerGate then you probably know at least a few of these "people."
I don't really have a proper conclusion, I just wanted to rant a bit and point out what I truly believe are the worst people on the Internet. And yes, I realize the gravity of that statement, but I believe it's true. I'm sick of these people and if you've spent more than 5 minutes around them, you would be too.
One more thing. I just wanted to add that I'm ALL FOR women in tech, diversity, rights for everyone, all that stuff. I'm just not a fan of the cult that calls itself "social justice."