Mean girls suck.
Today I was walking down the street, literally, minding my business with my friend Meghan. I am wearing a new dress today. And shoes that make me feel strong and confident. We were just coming back from a fun lunch with friends.
Unbeknownst to me, a stranger snaps a picture of Meg and I strolling. She posts this tweet:
I didn’t see the tweet. But some of my Twitter friends did. And eventually, a friend alerted me to it. At first I laughed. Isn’t that what you do when you want to appear strong? Sure, a few tears came. No one likes being made fun of no matter how confident they seem.
But then I took action. I responded to her tweet. And I confronted those who I am friends with who also apparently had an opinion on the matter. Some via tweets. Some less publicly.
The reality is, I look at that picture and still feel good about my outfit. I am not offended that she doesn’t. But what I don’t get is this notion that being a mean girl is ok. It’s not. It’s never ok.
Judging a stranger who is crossing the street because you don’t like her choice of clothing. Taking a picture. Tweeting it. Defending it. Engaging in multiple conversations about it. That’s a lot of effort to be mean.
I am 31 years old. This shit still happens? Let’s stop. Honestly, just stop.
Because this is too small of a city to start a war against a stranger for her fashion choices.
Fight a bigger battle.
Thanks to those who support me. My white dress. My shoes. See ya at the club later? It’s apparently what this outfit was made for.