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This Tumblr User Shows Her Horrific Anonymous Messages In A Powerful Art Project

30 January 2014 No Comment

Lindsay Bottos epitomizes how terribly women can be treated on the internet through a photography project that went viral on Tumblr.

This is Lindsay Bottos, a 21-year-old Baltimore based artist and a senior at the Maryland Institute College Of Art.

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Lindsay Bottos / Via lindsaybottos.tumblr.com

Bottos, a Photography Major and Gender Studies Minor, runs a Tumblr page where she often uploads selfies, as well as pictures of her work.

Since starting the Tumblr in 2010, she has received hundreds of cruel anonymous messages. Last week, she decided to turn the words of hate into a feminist art project; she screen-capped some of the messages and posted them over pictures of herself.

The Tumblr post, called “Anonymous,” is a work in project, she told BuzzFeed. But it nonetheless quickly went viral, garnering over 85,000 notes and drawing in about 20,000 new followers.

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Lindsay Bottos / Via lindsaybottos.tumblr.com

The description of the post on Tumblr reads:

Some new stuff I’m working on, I get tons of anonymous messages like this every day and while this isn't unique to women, the content of the messages and the frequency in which I get them are definitely related to my gender. I almost exclusively get them after I post selfies. The authority people feel they have to share their opinion on my appearance is something myself and many other girls online deal with daily.


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