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July 27, 2015
by Lorna Hecht, MFT


Why Would Anyone Tell Em Ford, "You Look Disgusting"?

July 27, 2015 07:55 by Lorna Hecht, MFT  [About the Author]

The amount and intensity of the public response to photos of a young not-very famous woman and her decision to post photos of herself with and without make-up is very interesting. It highlights a well-known fact; people write things on social media they would be unlikely to say directly to someone they know. Family Systems Theory provides a particular framework for understanding such harsh rhetoric directed at strangers and/or posted anonymously. [More]