Bullies have a way of thriving on the internet, so when Sara Petty saw some tweets body-shaming women, she decided to respond in the best possible way - by pointing out that women can wear whatever the hell they want.
One user said:
Please don’t wear a bikini if you’re 200+ pounds. Thanks.
So Sara responded:
Another two tweeters posted:
You over 22 pounds and got the audacity to wear a crop top…
I’m sorry but if you’re like 200 pounds you shouldn’t be wearing a crop top.
The mean tweets went on and on:
Attention all girls over 200 pounds: please do yourself and all of us a favour and throw the booty shorts in the garbage. Gross.
Okay if you weigh over 200 pounds you should not be posting selfies of you in your booty shorts. #JusSayin
As did the responses.
If you weigh more than 200 pounds PLEASE don’t wear leggings in public.
Beneath the tweet, originally posted in 2016, she pointed out that the vast majority of body-shaming of women's bodies comes from other women.
Sara told HuffPost:
We have a lot going against us as women, we don't need other women against us, too.
I also hope that girls are able to separate who they are from the number that shows up on the scale, and realize there is no number, high or low, that dictates if you're worthy of feeling beautiful.
Body-shaming will probably always be there in some way, but I hope my post helps at least some women feel beautiful in spite of it.