wADmM5mNLtOv064mhMCS_CYE3Bc Just Dorothy: They see me trollin....

They see me trollin....

Oh there is so much to say about the state of the world today.  First, let's talk about trolling.

A troll: "In Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion."

If you are on Facebook at all, you see it daily.  Instagram too.  I follow a few body positive accounts on Instagram and they promote not only body positivity but positive comments only.  Negative comments are not welcome.  That doesn't mean they don't crop up.  Because let me tell you, they definitely do.  

The body positive accounts feature encouraging and uplifting messages and memes and will feature women (even a few men) that feel good about themselves despite not looking perfect.  There's a hashtag especially for that.  It was started by Tess Holliday, a plus size model.  #effyourbeautystandards are words to live by.  It's empowering.  It's confident. It helps raise self esteem for women that maybe have been teased about their extra pounds or their cellulite or double chin.  Again, it's empowering to be accepted for how you look (imperfect).

But then...the trolls.  The trolls crawl out from their internet bridge and start their crap.  The Instagram account for Effyourbeautystandards is a favorite of the trolls.  Women that are not size 2 will post a picture of themselves in a bikini.  They might have rolls, they might have stretchmarks or they might not have any of that.  They just don't typically fit the "normal" standard for wearing a bikini.  So because of that the trolls post comments like "have another donut" or "she's waiting for her next cheeseburger".  Tess Holliday gets called out for promoting an unhealthy lifestyle.  Not because she says "be a size 22 like me!" or "eat everything bad!" or "have another donut".  She says none of these by the way.  She does not promote being unhealthy.  She promotes feeling confident and living up to OUR OWN ideas of beauty, not everyone elses.  

I don't understand the mentality of someone that goes to websites or pages or accounts to someone or something they don't like, don't agree with or don't understand and place negative comments.  Except simply to cause trouble, to rile people up, to be mean and to stir the pot.  Troll behavior.

Keep scrollin' troll.  You and your negative comments are not welcome.  


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