Rebecca - posted on 02/05/2012 ( 16 moms have responded )
The anti-bullying campaigns have become, IMO, as big as the "Just Say No" campaigns in the 80's (and early 90's). The word itself has seemed to have gathered a whole new power to it. To say someone is a "bully" is now akin to saying someone is a gay basher, a woman basher or at the very least the dregs of society.
I've noticed that a lot of adults are now throwing the word around. I've heard famous people call other famous people "bullies" and regular folks on message boards claim people are "bullying" them ;).
So, do you think adults are using the "bully card" way too much now or not? Does throwing the word "bully" to describe people who clearly aren't at that level, does that devalue or draw attention from those who are actually being bullied? Have you noticed cases of "the adults who cried bully" lately?