Selfies can inspire a lot of emotions – love, jealousy, and even admiration. It wasn’t long until online users spotted something freaky going on.
I thought this is an alien at first.
According to a recent study published in the International Journal of Mental Health Addiction, if you take three selfies and day and post them to social media, you may be suffering from a condition called “acute selfitis”.
Even though men were included in the study, taking selfies is a behaviour more likely to be associated with women.
According to Selfiecity, a project that tracks selfies around the world, women outnumber men when it comes to posting selfies online.
We live in a culture where women are encouraged and lauded for displaying themselves.
Advertisers flogging everything from cars to furniture base their entire marketing efforts around pictures of women, but that’s all okay because it’s business.
But when women dare to take matters into their own hands and capture and manipulate their own image, they’re branded as out of control narcissists requiring professional help.
It also seems entirely rational for women to use selfies to build followings and make a business out of it.
It also seems entirely rational for women to use selfies to build followings and make a business out of it. In a culture that values women primarily for their beauty, isn’t it smarter for women to earn money and social status out of their objectification instead of someone else cashing in on it?
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