The Tragedy of Teen Girls, Blindsided and Dumb, to Social Media Alarm Bells But What Can We Do
If someone was literally hurting your kids — or making them hurt each other, even if they didn’t want to — what would you do? That is exactly what is happening here. Social Media is Destroying a Generation of Young People, Especially Women
Once again, the public is paying attention to frantic red flags while the sirens are wailing about the attack of social media against teenage girls in particular. Alarm bells are sounding again for parents and psychologists even though they have heard about this effect of too much internet interaction with the Selfie mindset since 2009 when Selfies became the norm and young girls began a competitive ritual to be the most liked, the hottest, the sexiest. The powers that set the algorithm early was to appeal to the male adult gaze.
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The tragic reality is that for the first time society is now paying the price for a generation of young women who have been objectified, scarred, under the pressure to play the game confirming to the hypersexualized beauty standards on Social Media. Hence, the ideal Bachelorettes have a stable of ideal husbands and the Housewives flaunt reality shows with flagrant dramas of wealthy happiness formulas.
Sadly, there is only one group who doesn’t participate in hearing the sorrow and outrage … the innocent victims; namely, the teen girls themselves. Their young adolescent brains haven’t yet developed the frontal cortex connections for deductive thinking and judgment skills based on a maturity level that happens in the early 20’s. Their teen years are prone to learning new experiences often determined by peer pressure. There are no early warning educational programs how to handle this circus.
They are blindsided by seeking their own rewards hour after hour on their cellphones to be worthy of attention to look, dress, and act as implicitly directed or suffer ostracism and depression.
They are dumb to voice their comprehension of reality whether it is real or fake. In their curious…