Putting a swimsuit on at the beach can be an incredibly triggering experience for many people, and for numerous reasons.
First of all, you’re quite literally exposing your body to the elements, like sand, sun, water, and bug bites. However, to make things even worse, you’re exposing your body to the eyes of other humans, who are much worse than the bugs.
And, as with everything in life, even the shaming of one’s body multiplies if you happen to be a woman.
Shelly Proebstel is a blogger who is very familiar with how misogyny and shaming of one’s body works, and she uses her popular Facebook page to open up an honest dialogue about the issue and promote body positivity with others.
However, during a recent trip to a beach in New Zealand, Proebstel noticed a group of men that were nearby mocking her body and laughing at her. So, she decided to write a lengthy post about the issue that gained huge popularity on the internet:
More than 55,000 people liked her post, and there were thousands of comments and shares.
Most people shared their love for Proebstel and her words, and they also shared how they also hope her post will make some people think twice before making rude comments and judgments over one’s body.