I called my dad out today because he was poking my belly and telling me I was “a bit fat and I should feel ashamed of myself” and I said no I like myself the way I am now and you should love me because I’m your daughter and you commenting on my weight really hurt me as a teen. To which he said “jeez calm down I was only joking” oh yeah? Well your “joking” caused me to hate my body when I was still growing, it made me think something was wrong with me and that no one would love me unless I was thin. And it’s little “jokes” like that which cause thousands of girls (and boys) to starve themselves and develop eating disorders, to hate themselves and think they’ll only matter if they’re thin. To parents who encourage their kids to diet or over exercise when they’re developing you can fuck off. Love your kid. Adolescence is already hard enough without making your kids think they can’t even turn to you to make themselves feel better.
so basically these dudes are on Twitter telling my friend they are going to “find her” because she stood up for herself when they hit on her without any real context, asking her for her contact information and making her completely uncomfortable. They also made comments about “making sure this girl isn’t 13 like the last one,” implying that they have contacted minors and solicited them online for their contact information, specifically their phone numbers and access to snapchat, potentially in a sexual manner.
They spent time threatening and joking with one another about the personal safety of three girls online, about kidnapping, knowing what states we are from, etc.
This is my attempt at fighting back because seriously, they don’t think that what they are doing is wrong. They think it’s funny. They tried to pretend they weren’t all friends at first, and that they were all not in on the joke, so as to gain trust and have us all assume they were there to defend us, and then turned really quickly. They also said that “the next ones (girls) [they target] won’t be as smart.” Here’s THEIR information, since they seem so privy on making threats that potentially violate and hurt innocent people just trying to communicate with other hockey fans or band fandoms online.
Browse safely, and if any of these guys contact you, BLOCK THEM:
@barsy_ (real twitter: @NickBaroner)
Here is some of the stuff they’ve said online in the past day or so: