My friend and I were chatting recently about men commenting on photos we post online. Most comments are kind, but of course there are always those that come from men who clearly sexualize and fetishize girls like us.
These comments are beyond the typical “ur sexy” comments but are oddly specific when it comes to being dominated by a girl like us or someone’s obsession with our feet. Really? Feet?
These responses are usually pretty easy to ignore and one would hope they are relatively harmless. I do get annoyed at how they can contribute to the overall fetishization of our community and can influence the thinking that we are who we are for some sexual reason. Who I am might be your fetish, but it is certainly not mine.
I am who I am for me, I am not who I am for you.