Currently trending on Twitter is #NationalTellAGirlSheIsBeautifulDay, which is a welcome change from hateful trolling and tweets about One Direction (not that we don't adore those five loveable rogues). But we can't help but be oh-so-slightly cynical.
Our Tweetdeck is updating faster than you can say: "hello young lady, you are beautiful". While some are doing just as the hashtag says and tweeting friends to pay compliments, others can't help but ask "SRSLY WTF?!"
Here are a selection of Tweets:
HAPPY #NationalTellAGirlSheIsBeautifulDay to all ladies ard the whole wide world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)— Gladys Lim (@glitzsmiless) July 19, 2013
#NationalTellAGirlSheIsBeautifulDay lol, I tell girls they're beautiful everyday. ✋✋— ⚡-Die L'z.™⚡ (@Faith_F1rsT) July 19, 2013
#NationalTellAGirlSheIsBeautifulDay Well every Girl is beautiful in her own way.— Honey ツ (@AjayLomash) July 19, 2013
— Lindsey Yoo (@LindseyYoo) July 19, 2013
After we got over the sickly sweetness of this trend (it took all of seven seconds), our inner feminist came stomping out and bellowed the following questions:
- Shouldn't we tell people we love this everyday?
- Why should these type of compliments be reserved for females? What does that tell you about our gender-biased value system?
- Why does it always have to be "girls" instead of "women"?
- Should we really be championing beauty over other qualities? How about #NationalTellAGirlShesIntelligentDay?
What do you think of the Twitter trend? Let us know in the comments below
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