8 Women's Perfect Responses to Being Body-Shamed Online
If you've ever been trolled by creepy dudes on dating apps, 30-year-old blogger Michelle Thomas is about to become your new hero:
Thomas is having a big Internet moment right now thanks to her kickass response to a dude who, after one date, told her that while he liked pretty much everything about her, he "gets turned on by someone slimmer."
The full text of the man's comments to her are posted on her blog, but here's sample a sentence: "Whilst I am hugely turned on by your mind, your face, your personality ... I can't say the same about your figure."
While Thomas could've easily ignored the troll, she decided to put him on blast by writing him an open letter.
"You don't have to fancy me," she wrote in the post. "We all have a good friend who we look at ruefully and think 'You're lovely, but you just don't tickle my pickle.' We wish we were attracted to them, but our bodies and our brains don't work like that. And that's fine ... what isn't fine is the fact that, after a few hours in my company, you took the time to write this utterly uncalled-for message. It's nothing short of sadistic. ...
Thomas' experience is by no means isolated. She's one of many women who have responded to men's online dating body-shaming antics by calling them out online, often to hilarious effect. Here are a few of the badass responses that women have served to Tinder and OkCupid trolls.
Let this be a lesson to you, men: If you don't want to be put on blast on the Internet, it's best not to mess with these ladies.