Who doesn’t have a daughter, sister or know a young teenage girl who seems attached to her cell phone, but who is really on the leash? Who is leading whom?
There is no doubt that adolescence is a time of identity formation, social comparison, and mental development, but what happens…
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My running theory prior to this was that teenage girls are easy targets. Their brains are not fully developed, so they are preyed upon, groomed, and demeaned by our patriarchal society. I didn’t just want to include my voice in this piece, though, because this is very much not an issu…
I pray for more interviews and articles from teenage girls themselves so their fears and frustrations can be heard. Even then their humanity, vulnerability and social value may be questioned but they are our future mothers of the next generation. Even Facebook's harmful research and a couple days of mainstream media alarm cannot seem to turn this misogynistic tide. I pray for our young teens and women in our society. Thank you so much for writing this article and more if possible.
Unfortunately, a sad but true occurrence that probably happens more because of changing social norms. In the past, comments about cute kids probably outnumbered regular looking kids, but now because of social media exposure, good-looking may infer adult standards and expectations. Protect your daughter in her teen years if she gets a cellphone. Very descriptive writing style that reads easily and remembered.
The bottom question is why so many people are looking for salvation from an adrenal pumping non-guru hypocrite in a brief flurry of wild exhaustion. How did our self ego, our family, our work, our friends seem to have such minimal value as to spend nearly $8000 dollars for a few hours of satisfaction by deriding someone else and riding away on delusional hype? Have the onslaughts of social media and reality shows created more repression and failure where Self can't figure it out, but Selfies rule?
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Writers are artists are subjective. Personally, my writing topics must include heart-felt passion to learn and do better through the experience. Then reading is more educational, emotional and less judgmental. Don't get it...more the pity. Loved the passion in your article with excellent writing style.
Isn't it strange how followers believe that any celebrity really cares or wants to be their best friend? So much emotion is imbued with belonging together with a special status that it hurts when that trust is broken so they can't hang out together anymore. Social media is so much false illusion.
Definitely agree that too much wasted time is spent scrolling in an alternative reality that even adults overdo looking for who knows what. The tragedy is when teenagers with adolescents' prefrontal brains still in development start these habits that can permeate their adult lives. So much research continues to show negative factors on both adults and children.