As I said, there is more than one reason to take a selfie and more than one type of selfie, and I don't think speaking in absolutes about *all* selfies or *all* people that take selfies is accurate or fair.
But I think it *is* disempowering. I wear make up about three times a year. Always have done. And I can honestly tell you that, particularly since my separation, I don't give two f****s what anyone thinks about me, male or female. Not about my personality, not about my body, not about my looks, none of it.Originally Posted by VicPark;
So when I say that sometimes I put make up on if I need a bit of a lift and that it makes me feel better, and I do it for that reason only, for myself, and people turn around and say 'ha ha no you don't do it for yourself! You only think you do because you don't understand you've been manipulated and controlled by society and don't realise it!' then I believe that is disempowering. Someone 'explaining' my own state of being to me is disempowering and bordering on patronising.
Someone giving me an interesting social and cultural context for the world around me is completely different. It's a chance for a conversation. But that's different.
Or is she talking about posting a picture of having just birthed twins and people are arguing over whether she is wearing mascara in hospital?
Vicpark you show your bias in your posts. Did you even read her blog?
Here you go:
Last edited by Sonja; 06-10-2016 at 09:06.
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