“Many men are lamenting the “man-hating” rhetoric that they have imagined stemming from SJWs. It just so happens that many of these men are also heavily involved in cryptocurrencies due to the notion that Bitcoin can restore their libertarian ideals.”– Ross Chalmers, Coin Rivet. The following article is an oped by Wendy McElroy.
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The Creep of Social Justice
Cryptocurrency confronts cultural bias as surely as it does state power. One cultural influence is particularly hostile. Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) are left-wing progressives who exert a powerful influence upon our culture. They self-describe as activists who believe in economic, political, and social equality in status, as well as in access to opportunities. “Equal” does not mean the identical protection of person and property for all, however, as it does in libertarian theory. It means egalitarianism—the equal status of all—in order to achieve social equity or justice for minorities and the…