Bullying: What It Is And Isn’t

Simply put: punching up is okay; punching down is not.

a writer of social commentary who often addresses polarizing topics (like America’s complex, codependent relationship with the Second Amendment, or the scourge of toxic masculinity, gun violence, and how the two merge), I am well-accustomed to the criticism that comes with the territory. If you’re going to be a writer (moreover, a successful writer), you’ve got to have thick skin.

If your writing isn’t receiving at least some angry mail or drive-by insults…