Great article in the NY Times.
1. Respect other people's privacy. No exceptions.
2. Don't be a dick. (Good life rule in general.)
3. Fine if you must write about your experience but never forget that everything is filtered through what it feels like to be YOU. Don't assume anything for the other person. That's why it's better to write about how you feel rather than interpret/analyze/etc. a situation.
4. Probably shouldn't do this at ALL but if you must, for fuck's sake, be classy about it at least!
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