A blogger got tired of dressing up for the internet. So she ditched her makeup and started a movement.
For many women bloggers, the Internet can be a terrifying place. A study by the University of Maryland discovered that writers with female names were 33 times more likely to receive online sexual harassment than men. When beauty blogger Em Ford posted an Instagram photo of herself without makeup, she was flooded with hate. But instead of withdrawing, Ford fought back by posting a powerful YouTube video exploring so much of the abuse that she, and the women like her, get for not looking “perfect.”