13 Reasons Why BuzzFeed is Wrong on this Article

13 reasons why BuzzFeed is wrong on this article, "32 Ways You Know You Grew Up in a Dysfunctional Family."

You keep using the word "dysfunctional." I do not think it means what you think it means.

 

13. None of the examples indicate anything abusive.

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12. They're just funny.

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11. And a little bit quirky.

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10. With unorthodox imaginations. (The world needs more of this anyway).

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9. You know what dysfunction really is?

Lawrence is gay, and had to leave home because his dad was abusive toward him.  (Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune / May 24, 2013)

Lawrence is gay, and had to leave home because his dad was abusive toward him. (Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune / May 24, 2013)

8. A dysfunctional family has abuse in it.

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7. Emotional and psychological abuse.

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6. Neglect and abandonment.

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5. Physical abuse.

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4. Dozens of commenters have already pointed out your incorrect and vaguely insulting use of the "dysfunctional family" term in your article.

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3.  I know the truth is not funny or interesting enough to go on BuzzFeed.

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2. But it's hard enough for people who grew up in dysfunctional families without minimizing the damage it did by clueless uses of "dysfunctional."

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Therapy bills.

 

1. If you haven't figured it out by now, a dysfunctional family is not a synonym for a crazy/funny/weird/unorthodox/loving family.

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  • This makes me RAGE. If I had an anon Facebook account to make comments here, I'd make my own list for Buzzfeed's article. HINT: It wouldn't be as cute.

    (Great post.)

  • In reply to Jenna Karvunidis:

    You need to make an anon ChicagoNow account just for all of that fun goodness! Or else you can always vent through my page...just lemme know :)

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