Now, I have a thick skin. Sometimes I think it's a little bit too thick. I know she's not going to harm me, she's just a pitiful Twitter troll with nothing better to do. Her words don't offend me, if anything I'm finding it all laughable the very fact that someone would go out of their way to send me these tweets was as ridiculous as it was amusing.
Mean Girls, Clueless, Heathers? In these films, insecurity festered within "popular" beauty queens and jocks, pelting body shaming quips at protagonists that were "just like us." While this behavior had been taking place before then, these films represent a thread of films that preceded the Internet.
Bahrain continues to be shaken by unrest that flared in early 2011 when peaceful protests were violently suppressed by the ruling dictatorship. Part of the repression continues through laws criminalizing online criticism of the ruling family, and a sustained social media attack against those who defend human rights.
The truly committed, heinous online asshat must believe that he or she is really speaking for the silent majority. That each like really represents one percent of the American public. That, deep down, they are not being awful. Of course, if someone really wanted to stand out, they could always try behaving with some degree of decency.