If you go back to my initial point about “mansplaining” I think you’ll have a difficult time supporting the “righteous indignation” claim with any factual basis. I made my point about weaponized language, which I hold myself to account for as well. Nice to finally hear you make a concession around that, although it certainly took awhile.
People who don’t need approval generally don’t have to say they don’t need your approval, it’s just apparent in their level of confidence. I experience you as more defensive /combative then confident. There’s nothing wrong with that, we all have our triggers.
Good luck out there.