Traditionally, a martyr is persecuted for what they believe in in the face of overwhelming opposition. Do you still get credit for being a martyr if you go around poking people with sticks until they oppose you, when they were perfectly happy to ignore you before your own actions?
1. a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion. 2. a person who is put to death or endures great suffering on behalf of any belief, principle, or cause: a martyr to the cause of social justice. 3. a person who undergoes severe or constant suffering: a martyr to severe headaches. 4. a person who seeks sympathy or attention by feigning or exaggerating pain, deprivation, etc.
I think most who claim martyrdom actually fit in this category (def # 4)
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