How social media has changed everything for teenage girls

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Selfies Are Good for Girls As the Pew Center for Internet Research reported earlier this year, 91 percent of teens have posted one. When I recently suggested to my Facebook community that selfies might occasionally be a good thing for girls, I was swiftly checked by a chorus of horrified grown-ups. A serial female pedophile who plied at least one of her teen victims with Nike sneakers after she had sex with him will be spending two years in the slammer.

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Simmons goes on to preemptively defend her defense of the selfie, noting that the media is quick to treat teen girls as perennial victims rather than young women with agency (she cites media coverage of hook up culture as an example). Of course some young women are posting pictures of themselves. Selfies Are Good for Girls As the Pew Center for Internet Research reported earlier this year, 91 percent of teens have posted one. When I recently suggested to my Facebook community that selfies might occasionally be a good thing for girls, I was swiftly checked by a chorus of horrified grown-ups.


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