If they couldn’t grandstand, they’d fall deeper into depression and would have no way to project insecurities onto other.
Just Imagine the horror:
A world will corporations don’t shout “GAY” at an inevitable bomb for useful idiots to take of that rainbow shield.
Have characters measured by virtue of their character rather then their skin-deep tropes of sexuality and skin pigmentation?! Perish the thought! They’d be useless! And without that dopamine hit all those that need them would actually have to… GASP!!! Find a hobby or be productive and develop a personality!!
Let’s hope that never happens.