Bullying sucks. I think we can all agree on that. We all felt a little sense of schadenfreude when we saw that Australian kid who was picking on the fat kid get body-slammed into the ground—even if it was not the appropriate way to handle the situation. And sure, signing a petition to stop bullying sounds great, but you have to be careful what train you hitch your wagon to because it’s actually a very complex issue.
What the Heck Am I on About?
Every once in a while in one of the author-groups I’ve joined on Facebook, I’ll see a petition pop up to stop review bullying. It seems great in theory, right? Be very careful before signing on to any movements or petitions that claim to be trying to stop review bullying on Amazon and Goodreads. That goes doubly for you, authors.