Wario has heard that phrase used mockingly by anti-sjs about a hundred times more than Wario has ever heard it used sincerely for it’s intended meaning (telling people to slow down and examine how their privilege biases their view on a topic). It’s a statement that makes complete sense if you understand what is actually being said, but otherwise, it sounds ridiculous and easily becomes memetic. It’s probably not salvageable.
But lets talk a little more about how bigoted people hijack legitimate social justice terminology.
Ever heard of the phrase ”white guilt”? It’s meant to refer to white people whose guilt towards people of color causes them to act inappropriately, such as going on mission trips to Africa to “help” those poor hungry kids. But people such as Rush Limbaugh have hijacked the term to apply to any white person who disagrees with their horrible racist views. You can’t say things like “racism against white people doesn’t exist” or “Color-blindness is a form of racism” without being accused of white guilt… by white people.
Or how about “white knight”, a term that was once similar to “nice guy”, but gamer bros turned it into “Anyone who thinks women should be allowed to use the internet without being harassed”
Even simple words like “oppression” become difficult to use without having discussions get derailed, since it’s such a strong word. “Haha, look at those social justice warriors on tumblr, complaining about how ‘oppressed’ they are because [insert strawman here]!”. Strong opinions and language tends to be easy to make fun of, regardless of the soundness of the arguments you present.
destroy the belief that ‘gender neutral’ or ‘androgynous’ means dressing like a boy
destroy the belief that masculine is the default
writing adult emails is awful
hi [name of person],
this formatting is making me uncomfortable but I have to tell you something / ask you something that is vital to my career as a student.
I re-read and edited that sentence for an hour, but you’ll probably just glance over it for half a second.
never trust anything nice in video games nothing nice ever lasts in video games