Friedersdorf sees stigma as a misused tactic

by Mr. Sheehy

Those who rely on stigma are tied to a tactic that is employed most when needed least, often against groups already marginalized within a community; no wonder stigma it is correlated more strongly with signaling self-righteousness than effecting change. That isn’t to say stigma is never appropriate—just that engagement and persuasion is almost always the better option . . .

Conor Friedersdorf In The Atlantic