You people are missing a point that Babyloncandle is making. In order to stop being a target of bullying, you either get in line with the defined rules by the present social platform(follow the guidelines, befriend or neutralize you're relationship with the bully, or give them no reason to bully you) or you establish you're own dominance by violence and draw the line. You get the message across to the bully so to speak, that you are no potential push-around.
You cannot really reason with a bully or convince them of their wrong-doing, since they don't really reason, they work by instinct, in their minds you are nothing but their daily quota of abuse. You have no rights, no voice, they have already defined the boundaries of their relationship with you, the moment they decided you were a punchingbag.
You can only avoid them by adjusting to their social platform(which is just as defeating and cowardly as being a victim). They work by the same principle as prison rapist's, they instinctually pick out the weakest target, the most deviating, with the lowest social standing,and continously harass them for no good reason, save for that their own leisure. They are like alpha predator's, or silverback gorillas, tyrant's of the schoolyard, they toy with people phyiscally typically because of their own powerlessness in other context's.
So the only way to stop them bullying you is to challenge the rules of bullying they have set up and beat them to the ground, hard, inorder to make them understand that you are no second rate consumer in the jungle. Once that happens, they will fear you, or respect you, with physical ascertaining of you're power over them.