Sociology is a complicated topic. As we said when we went public with the Grievance Studies Affair, and as we have come to understand even better since, it's best to think of grievance studies as a kind of infection.
Puritanism is back, and not just the #MeToo sort. The drama of the damned and the saved, of public accusation, confession, absolution, and condemnation for every sort of social, political, or environmental sin, has become downright tiresome.
We are currently caught up in a battle of discourses. Mostly, this battle rages between Critical Social Justice activists and right-wing populists, with the rest of us stuck somewhere in the middle and having to pick sides.