8 women took their power back from Internet trolls ... in a fashion show? Yep, they sure did.
For women, the Internet can be an unsettling place.
Trolls — unkind (to say the least) people who hide behind their computer screens — use the anonymity of the 'net to insult, demean, and even threaten others, particularly women who voice their opinions on, well, just about anything.
I get my fair share of comments and threats, sometimes posted publicly and other times sent to me in private messages.
Here's a nice one I received not too long ago, posted in response to an article I shared on police brutality.
It can get old, to say the least.
Fed up with trolls' insults and threats, Kari Traa, a gold medalist Olympian from Norway, created the Trollfighters.
These ladies have been targeted by trolls and have been on the receiving end of insults and threats. For example:
The group of eight women decided to fight back against online harassers. They star in a video where they're exposing their trolls by bringing them to the light, wearing their faces on t-shirts while walking the runway — an anti-troll fashion show of sorts.
Traa and her fellow Trollfighters are working to bring attention to the cyberbullying women experience. More importantly, they want trolls to know one thing: You can't break them!
You can join the movement with the hashtag #NoTrollCanBreakMe.