Philosophy (Humanities), 1971
Activist Boomer/Gen-X professors indoctrinating Millennial/Gen-Z students to act as a resentful Internet mob, demanding safe spaces and communism for their enemies’ sin of denying them the occupation of the top social strata.
Social justice is as old as humanity and is addressed at length in the Talmud. The contemporary term can be attributed to an entanglement of Marx’s ideas and the work of John Rawls, who published the inimitable “A Theory of Justice” in 1971. The pejorative term “social justice warrior” (“SJW”) has been used as far back as 1991 (“Quebec nationalists and Canadian union activist Michel Chartrand”) but became a mainstream insult between 2008–2011 as the Gamergate scandal emerged.