If you have watched the news or been on Facebook today, you've probably already seen this video.
Just in case you haven't, please take a moment and watch.
October is Anti-Bullying Month, and this is a great story with which to kick it off.
A Wisconsin news anchor, Jennifer Livingston, who was the intended target of some rude email communication, has instead won the country over today and become the hero. This woman takes on her attacker in an incredibly intelligent, healthy, confident way and I love it.
A quote from the email she received from a pseudo-viewer:
"Surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain."
You can read the entire article here.
Or if you'd like to watch the VIDEO OF THIS BRAVE WOMAN, which I would recommend, you can see the spirit in which she delivered her response.
The main point she came against was the fact that he is saying she cannot be a good role model for girls and/or people because she is overweight, which is just silly.
Yes, obesity is a problem in our country. Yes, I am overweight too. But after years of being around teen girls, just as dangerous as obesity is the opposite end of that spectrum. Girls are obsessed with having to look perfect because of all the images that surround them daily.
Eating disorders and what I'd like to call thinking disorders are just as big of a problem, just not as visible as weight. Believe me, girls struggle with body image.
Would a perfectly sized woman who is anorexic or bulimic be an okay news anchor in this guy's eyes?
Cheers and applause to Jennifer.