When I first heard about anti-bullying, the literal term and the concept reeked of ambiguity. Additionally, it appeared to me that many people were jumping on yet another bandwagon.
I said previously, and it is worth repeating, I am not pro-bullying. Without intending to engage in the self-aggrandizing practice of quoting oneself--does that seem self-serving and insincere?--as a criminal and juvenile defense attorney, I'm the one who defends the one who won the fight.
Please read Elie Mystal's ATL op-ed on this. Are these unintended consequences? Perhaps, but they certainly were not unforeseeable.