It’s hard to believe that less than a decade ago, most people didn’t have Facebook or Twitter accounts. In a very short time, social media has had a tremendous impact on individuals, communities and nations. I mean, what did stay-at-home moms do before Facebook?
Social media can be benign, for instance, helping family and friends stay in touch, organizing communities, organizing and promoting events, special interest groups, business promotion, raising awareness about social issues and exposing corporate or political corruption. In the wrong hands, however, social media can be a very efficient weapon for both the personal and political.
Feminists effectively use social media to silence and oppress anyone that expresses feminist counter-theory or plain old disagreement. They run their ill-conceived ideological campaigns on social media like #BanBossy, #BringBackOurGirls and #YesAllWomen, just to name a few. Certain feminists and feminist groups also use social media to target specific individuals with false rape allegations or to just slander individuals who speak out against feminism by labeling them rape apologists and misogynists.
Similarly, Crazy (a high-conflict Borderline, Narcissist, Histrionic, Sociopath or UFC [Unidentified Form of Crazy]) uses social media to target her objects of hate — e.g., ex-husband(s), ex-boyfriend(s), current partner, new wife or girlfriend of an ex, colleagues, friends, and people she’s never met. Typical objects of hate are basically anyone who makes her feel bad about herself and her behavior, anyone who gets in her way and/or anyone she fears will expose her true nature.
For Crazy, social media websites are an endless source of attention, self-promotion, self-aggrandizement and a sophisticated weapon. Many narcissists, histrionics, borderlines and other self-obsessed, abusive personality types use Facebook, Twitter and the like to run smear campaigns, to make false allegations, to perpetrate parental alienation and to stalk and harass their targets while simultaneously portraying themselves as the much maligned victim, superwoman and/or mother of the year.
Join Dr Tara Palmatier of Shrink4Men.com and Paul Elam of AVoiceForMen.com on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 4pm EDT, 3pm CDT and 1pm PDT as they discuss how Crazy uses and abuses Facebook and other social media and how you can protect yourself if you are in her cross hairs, especially during a divorce and/or custody battle.
UPDATE: Today’s podcast will now air at 7:15pm ET, 6:15pm CT and 4:15pm PT. There have been glitches today with Google +.
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