Liberalism is based on wishful thinking, and the problem with wishful thinking is that it can get you killed.
I can’t tell you what to do with about your boyfriend’s porn habits, but I can tell you what to do with your future submissions. I cordially invite you to stick them up your *ss.
It is ludicrous to approach writing honestly (and thus, unflatteringly) about the self as if it were the same thing regardless of context and genre of writing.
The New York Times has published an op-ed by Christy Wampole, a French professor at Princeton, called “How to Live Without Irony.”