Erin, your ‘straw man’ setup in the intro gives you away. Your writing only asserts your full-on adoption of virtue-signaling and attention-whoring mixed with unverifiable anecdotal assertions for emotional impact. No original or compelling arguments at all, but I suppose it plays well within the victim-mentality …
I have no idea what this sentence even means and I have a Masters in English. In order to avoid realistic discussion about controversial topics, I think people are resorting to making up words and concepts in order to purposely interject disorder, chaos and confusion into the language.
“Virtue-signaling?” Really? It’s a persuasive personal narrative and so of course it’s anecdotal and emotional. This is called “writing.” Yeah, it’s a thing. There is also something called “critical thinking,” ever heard of it? It’s the idea that you can expose yourself to ideas different from yours and seriously consider them before you attack and reject them.