Friday, April 25, 2014

A open letter to comments on my interview

Dear people of the internet that saw me on Good Morning America, thank you for all your wonderful and uplifting and insightful comments. Many of you made me smile and blush!

However, some of you were less then positive. Some of you were downright...illogical. Take, for example, these.

Okay, personal anger aside, WHAT? I thought today's society was over judging women by physical appearance. That we knew how to love people regardless of our own personal standards of beauty. THIS is why so many women struggle with low self esteem and body image--because others keep trying to impose their own ideas of beauty on them. And no one can live up to that.

Think before you comment. If you really believe I'm hideous, be glad that you are not married to me and then keep your opinion to yourself. Do you not understand that beauty is not an absolute, but an ideal that fluctuates with each and every individual person? I mean, I'm all for constructive criticism but these comments are not edifying.

Yeah, I don't even know what to say. Except that these comments didn't hurt me, they mostly shocked me. I mean, on my interview that celebrates my choice as a women to enjoy the freedom of not wearing makeup, (something men really never have to deal with)--THIS is the kind of comment you decide to leave? One that objectifies me? A comment that shoves your idea of beauty on me? Clearly you have your head on straight.

Women should have the freedom to look how they want when they want any time that they want, at any event that they want, as long as they are not breaking any laws! This isn't rocket science, and it really isn't news, but there you go.

Now if you excuse me I'm going to knit something and forget about these comments, because they don't matter. Humpfppph.

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