I learned a new term today: “epistemic exploitation.”
Epistemic exploitation is the unconscionable request of a privileged person that a self-identified victim person identify, y’know, like evidence or something for his/her/zir/zee/etc. lurid accusations and ipse dixits.
Andrew Sullivan, God bless him, commits epistemic exploitation against his fellow victim persons of alternate sexuality,* including (by implication) Pete Buttigieg, by asking for any evidence that Mike Pence is a homophobe.
No mere hand-waving now: where’s the beef?
* Yes, Sully is both victim (alternate sexuality) and privileged (pale penis person).