I'm not sure I fully grasp the connotations of the term since I'm not a native english speaker (and not an expert on the subject) but I was under the impression that it was mostly used in a pejorative sense to belittle feminism, progressive beliefs and - in MBTI-related forums - the putative explosivity of Fi-users. Some people use it in a positive manner and are proud to label themselves as such, but it doesn't seem to be the prevalent use of the expression. Don't feel forced to avoid it, though : that was just me shamelessly trampling freedom of speech by anxiously making sure no individual's hypothetical feelings could possibly be hurt anywhere in the world .May make a poll about it. Thanks for answering! Why should I avoid the term SJW, though? Is it perceived as a bad thing even among politically active feminists and similar?