in some instances, words can absolutely make reality. How bout Cultural Appropriation? Anyone who lives within a thousand miles of reality knows that there is no such thing as CA and no one has ever done it, but give the SJNs a phantom and if it promotes their agenda, they'll happily don whatever pretense they need to make it real. And there's no end of people who are gullible enough to swallow it whole.
Virtue Signaling. If that term did not exist, many more SJWs would be doing it all the time without fear of being called out.
Micro-Aggression. Perfect example of a word that gives people the power to impose their warped perceptions on you and morph you into something you're not.
And my personal favorite, Safe Space. What if that word didn't exist?