Amputee, 27, posts innocent tweet over her one leg and only men are being twirled to rape & # 39; easier to rape & # 39; and their & # 39; third limb & # 39; can borrow
- The Melbourne-based woman posted an innocent tweet to her 2,400 fans
- Cherie asked people online to say something they can't do & # 39;
- The 27-year-old was flooded with inappropriate comments about her leg
- Men posted tweets of a graphic and sexual nature
A single-legged woman is the target of nasty trolls after posting an innocent photo of herself posing with crutches on social media.
Cherie, who is based in Melbourne, started a harmless game on Twitter and asked people to state their age and & # 39; something they can't do & # 39 ;.
The 27-year-old started the discussion and told her 2,400 followers that she & # 39; cannot cross her legs & # 39 ;.
When asked why she could not cross her limbs, she shared an image of herself with crutches in front of a mirror.
The snap showed that she missed her right leg, but it led to a flurry of sick reactions, mostly from men.
Some of the nasty comments include what it would be like & # 39; less effort to rape her & # 39 ;, where a man said she & # 39; third leg & # 39; could borrow – a reference to his penis.
Cherie shared this image of herself while standing with stools in front of a mirror that caused a dirty reaction from trolls
Cherie asked her 2,400 Twitter followers what & # 39; is something they can't do & # 39;
There were also hundreds of comments assessing her face and chest, with her legs giving a score of & # 39; 1/2 & # 39; pulled out.
There were also disgusting comments from people wondering how she was dealing with certain sexual positions.
& # 39; The internet can be a disgusting place, & # 39; Cherie said in response.
A man suggested that she should have expected the reaction because she & # 39; something sexy and half-naked & # 39; posted on the internet even though she was fully dressed.
Cherie had her leg amputated when she was six years old after being diagnosed with bone cancer osteosarcoma.
While Cherie (photo) is fully dressed in the photo, a man suggested that she should have expected the reaction because she & # 39; is a little sexy and half-naked & # 39; posted on the internet
& # 39; I think I'm just disappointed that I couldn't make a light-hearted joke without it becoming a barrage of men who would say if they would have sex with me, & # 39; Cherie told FEMAIL.
& # 39; That some find it a compliment that they are still interested in me, even though I am disabled, as if it should be a kind of dealbreaker.
& # 39; And that I would even receive comments about how it would be easy to rap me because of my disability. & # 39;
Cherie, originally from New Zealand, states in her Twitter biography that she is an & # 39; external hemipelvectomy & # 39; had an amputation from the pelvis and is an avid advocate of accessibility.
Cherie states in her Twitter biography that she is an & # 39; external hemipelvectomy & # 39; had an amputation from the pelvis and is an avid advocate of accessibility
She is not naive in thinking that people will not make comments like this, but is frustrated by the amount that was in her post, which has been retired 9,300 times
Some comments wondered how she fulfilled certain functions
Cherie said she was not naive in the thought that the post would not make rude comments, but she was frustrated by the huge amount of negativity.
The message of 27 October has since been retested 9,300 times.
& # 39; I think the volume I received alone was surprising, you can usually expect a few, but not hundreds, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; And most of these did not hide behind faceless troll accounts. They would have very obvious identities and feel very comfortable tagging their other friends, and me, in what they said.
& # 39; None of this is new, I've had comments like this all my life. And not just on the internet. Men on the street have come to me and said all these things earlier.
& # 39; But just because I'm used to it and don't get upset about it, it doesn't mean I understand. & # 39;
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