*T/W: This article discusses sexual harassment. Reader's discretion is advised
The fact that there are people who think it’s okay to comment on or attempt to dictate the choices we make with our own bodies is a never-ending issue. It’s especially prominent for women, who are often told what’s “appropriate” and what’s not. This particular incident is just another example of how this toxic cultural trait is one we could really do without. Model Riana Adams recently took to social media to slam the responses she got from men after she revealed her decision for and journey through surgery.
im tired. pic.twitter.com/cDq8BAV4Y1
— kuromi (@rianaadams) June 20, 2021
The surgery in question is for breast reduction, with the revelation coming in the form of a nervous video of herself before and after the process. In the tweet, she addresses the predators who have been breathing down her neck since she was a minor:
“Predatory men who followed me […] are now ANGRY that I am an adult with autonomy and respect for myself.”
She continued to vent that she’s been removing followers for months, indicating that this issue has been one she’s had to deal with for far too long.
“I’m tired of having to sit down and shut up and being called every name in the book trying to call out misogyny.”
She said that she would continue blocking those harassing her.
“You have all proven time and time again that you are not deserving of my time and forgiveness. I cannot forgive if the culture doesn’t change. I am not coming back to Malaysia.”
She also addressed those who suggested for her to go private on her accounts.
On the bright side, the 22-year-old had the support of her friends following this difficult moment.
Omg just found out about your surgery. First of all, you look AMAZING as always. And second, MORE POWER TO YOU BABE ❤️ These nasty lil men can go cry about in a corner. Do everything it takes for YOUR mental health and happiness!
— Shafiqah Othman ? (@sfqomhz) June 20, 2021
I’m sorry you had to go through this especially with these kinds of people. Let them stay angry because their lust make their brain rot. anyhow take care and stay safe♥️
— ⚔️Svrvh Vzureen⚔️ (@Neeruzaharas) June 20, 2021
This issue is about misogyny & predatory/problematic male behaviour that a large number of young women are seeking to escape bt no where to cause of these disgusting men that still exist in our society. what gives you the f-right to claim / decide anything on a woman. ? https://t.co/cB8V3LNyJB
— Diyana Anwar ???? (@anayidee31) June 20, 2021
You go, Riana! No one – women or men – deserves to be disrespected, harassed or policed in such a way. We must fight to kick misogyny out of the community for the betterment of society.
*Cover Image Credits: Instagram @rianaevett