“ It’s not very hard to figure out what’s sexist, racist, bigoted or bullying, for the most part.”
Given the proliferation of such things as “microaggressions” and “trigger warnings” and stuff, almost everything is liable to be labeled as sexist, racist (asking “where are you from?” is somehow racist/bigoted????), bigoted, bullying, or whatnot in one form or another. I daresay it’s safe to say that people are getting afraid of offending others now. This is how I begin to fight back against people like you.
“ This whole “slippery slope” argument , to me, sounds like an excuse to just accept the status quo and avoid introspection on both a societal and personal level.”
You have already advocated the slippery slope already. I have done my introspection on my part, and I can safely conclude that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Humans can do better, but it seems to be taking force, either implied physical, or implied psychological/shame in order to do so.
The desire to create a better, supposedly more compassionate world shares the same blindness, naivete, and sanctimony as those who want to wreck it and dominate over others.
At least the latter group seems to be a little more honest about what they really want.