Saturday, February 01, 2014

Social Justice Warriors - come out to play-ay

by Will Shetterly
Got a shout-out from Will Shetterly who runs the web site Social Justice Warriors: Do Not Engage. I've been getting the word out about his site too - and it seems others are also starting to take notice.

Shetterly's the only social media contributor I know of who has identified what Mikki Kendall seems to be leading - the fetishizing of ethnic identity in order to punish allies and gain power. Just knowing what to call these loonies has been hugely empowering - thanks Will.

I should point out that in addition to being on the cutting edge of analyzing Internet phenomena, Shetterly is known for his science fiction authorship. Regrettably I haven't been familiar with his work because I'm not a big sci-fi reader, early Vonnegut and The Foundation series notwithstanding. I think I have some reading-up to do.

I'm actually hoping I won't have to keep tabs on Kendall too much going forward - with any luck the Nation article has caused Kendall-fever to break. But I have a nagging suspicion that we haven't heard the last ethnicity-based campaign by Kendall.