Dating nake girls
Once upon a time, only the wealthy and privileged could afford to have their portraits painted by a small, select circle of artists.With the advent of photography, parents of all backgrounds could have pictures of their children, which were coveted as documents of their development and a way to show off their innocent beauty and charm to family and friends.“Sharenting” has given parenting a whole new dimension: viewer-rated performance.The usual debate centers on whether posting pictures of one’s children’s online—or allowing one’s children to do so—is safe from a privacy or security standpoint.
“Sexism has filtered into new arenas that adults don’t see or understand because they’re not using social media the same way,” says Katie, a student I interviewed at Barnard.
But while we’re consumed by the tangible dangers of messenging services like Kik, Yik Yak, After School and other anonymous apps, we may be missing a different influence: our own behavior.
Kids today are often accused of being narcissistic, but they may be learning their exhibitionist ways from their parents.
I spent the past 2½ years researching my new book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers, visiting 10 states and talking to more than 200 girls.
It was talking to girls themselves that brought me to the subject of social media and what sexualization is doing to their psyches. The tweens and teens I spoke to were often very troubled by the ways the culture of social media was exerting influence on their self-images and their relationships, with both friends and potential dating partners.