To me, speaking out has seemed synonymous with being in lockstep with various political movements. Nothing wrong with this, but it’s also important to note that not being in lockstep with the prevailing political winds shouldn’t be considered unimportant by default. “This person is speaking out, but in a way and for a reason that is atypical.”
Being atypical is fine. And while people might agree with this on the surface, a very frequent occurrence is that abnormal voices are drowned out in favor of the ones that are in vogue.
Of course, this isn’t a new insight. Though it’s useful sometimes for old insights to be repeated.