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“When someone calls you a racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe because you happen to disagree with them about tax policy or same-sex marriage or abortion, that’s bullying. When someone slanders you because you happen to disagree with them about global warming or the government shutdown, that’s bullying. When someone labels you a bad human being because they disagree with you, they are bullying you. They are attacking your character without justification. That’s nasty. In fact, it makes them nasty.” – Ben Shapiro
I am not sure who coined the expression “cry bully” conflating crybaby and bully. The term is an apt description for many of today’s Social Justice Warriors. It fits.
When I was a child, the way you dealt with a bully was to ignore them (they hate that) until you no longer could, and then pop them one on the nose. In my experience most bullies were cowards, bullying others to hide their fear. Even a little pain made them flee.
Of course, in today’s zero-tolerance school system, popping someone on the nose is Not Allowed. My suspicion is this is because today’s school system is run by bullies who have grown up. Certainly, bullying seems to be at a maximum in our institutions of education.
While we may not be able to physically pop bullies on the nose, we can certainly do it metaphorically by calling them out on their bullying.