Canadian meteorologist Kelsey McEwen was just doing her job on "Your Morning" when a Twitter troll decided it was their place to call her pregnant body "disgusting."
It doesn't matter that this troll once came from a pregnant body, it doesn't matter that someone's appearance is nobody's business but their own — sexist trolls will always find an excuse to police women's bodies.
But McEwen was not here for it. She took to "Your Morning" to make an empowering statement against this unacceptable behavior.
McEwen perfectly explained why these comments are unacceptable.
"I'm a firm believer that my body and your body is no one's business but your own," she told her audience, per Huffington Post. "Your body is not for anyone to talk about, whether they're talking about your pregnant shape or ... your athleticism, or your hair color or your skin color, it's not anyone else's business but your own."
She continued by pointing out that our worth is not based on our perceived attractiveness, and that there are currently much more pressing issues we need to worry about as a society — such as the horrifying terrorist attack that just took place in Charlottesville.
This isn't the first time a meteorologist has been body shamed.
Just last year, a viewer watching Syracuse meteorologist Molly Matott had the audacity to complain that she had "underarm boob fat." Yes, really.
Women in science in particular are constantly forced to deal with sexist remarks and mansplaining from their coworkers. In fact, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Tim Hunt once famously said of women in the lab, "You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticize them they cry." Women in science took to social media to post pictures in their lab coats with the hashtag #DistractinglySexy to fight this ridiculous stigma, but it continues to exist.
Sexist trolls have no right to make comments about anyone's body but their own.
This is especially inappropriate and unacceptable in a workplace environment. When you consider that many misogynists get upset when women demand more maternity leave, it makes it even more ludicrous that they would then be "offended" when they have to look at their coworkers' pregnant bodies.
Let women do their jobs in peace.