Contact Us

Why Do Women Post Ugly Photos of Their Friends on Facebook?

fbouly, flickr

Maybe that old stereotype about ladies being catty to each other is right after all — what else would explain a recent survey that found 25 percent of women have intentionally posted unflattering photos of their female friends to Facebook?

The startling discovery was made after the photo gift website MyMemory surveyed 1,500 adult women, with most of those who’d posted such photos saying they did so after having a spat with the friend in question.

Another third said the act was one of retribution after someone did the same thing to them.

You’d think being the victim of such shenanigans would make the ladies more sympathetic to the embarrassment of having an unflattering picture go public, but apparently not. Fully a fifth said that when they’d been asked to delete an ugly photo, they’d refused to do so — even though two-thirds of those polled said they’d be “angry” at a friend who uploaded an unflattering image of them.

“To see that so many women deliberately commit ‘photo sabotage’ and upload unflattering pictures of friends is somewhat surprising, particularly when you consider how many said they’d be mad if the same was done to them,” said said MyMemory co-founder Rebecca Huggler.

Untagging yourself in such photos will take your name off of them, but if the photos don’t violate Facebook guidelines, there’s little else you can do — except, apparently, fight fire with fire.

[The Telegraph]

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for TSM Interactive quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!