Uncovered: A SJW's Interview with Lisa De Pasquale, Author of 'The Social Justice Warrior Handbook'
Lisa De Pasquale has been a firebrand in the conservative movement for over a decade. She directed the Conservative Political Action Conference -- CPAC -- from 2006 to 2011, and you can find her writing at Townhall, Breitbart, and The Federalist, among other outlets. She was a frequent guest on Fox News' late, lamented Red Eye, and she co-hosts the Political Punks podcast, where she and co-host Brett R. Smith have held conversations with freedom-loving movers and shakers like Thaddeus McCotter, Nick Gillespie, and Chris Barron (but sadly, not me).
In De Pasquale's first book, 2014's Finding Mr. Righteous, she related her faith journey through the lens of her relationships with some of the men in her life. Shameless promotion alert: she honored me by writing the intro to my book, Football, Faith, and Flannery O'Connor: A Love Letter to the South.
Now, De Pasquale's back with her latest book. The Social Justice Warrior Handbook: A Practical Survival Guide for Snowflakes, Millennials, and Generation Z is a spot-on satire of the mindset and lifestyle of today's SJWs.
In fact, her portrayal of the SJW movement is so well done, that we've uncovered an interview with De Pasquale conducted by an unknown SJW. Notice how well De Pasquale plays the SJW game in this interview.
SJW: Why was the time right for a handbook for SJWs?
LDP: Despite having the mainstream media, the entertainment industry and a political party on the side of SJWs, The Social Justice Warrior Handbook is an important tool in helping SJWs discover and profit from their victimhood in new and unique ways. My only hope is that this book doesn’t fall into the hands of the wrong people. That could destroy the SJW movement.
SJW: How has the social justice movement managed to successfully reclaim the word “warrior” from the icky military-industrial complex? And what do we do if they try to take it back?
LDP: For too many years “warrior” has been co-opted by militaristic cultures. The term “warrior” has been used to describe people – usually cisgender men – who adhered to a severe code of conduct and trained for a period of time to develop weapons and fighting skills. Now one just needs to buy my book and choose their personal pronouns. You are right that the narrow definition of “warrior” no longer fits with modern, progressive society. This is why I’m so happy that Terry Schappert, who hosted Warriors on the History Channel, which went inside and trained with warrior cultures from around the world, has endorsed The Social Justice Warrior Handbook. The success of SJWs’ efforts to take down statues of military leaders shows that we are winning this battle (that’s warrior lingo!).