How does taking a selfie change the look of your peers. Do you take it for them or do you take it because you want to? The general consensus is that it depends on why you’re taking them.
“It think it’s context-dependent,” says Dr. Josie Howard, M.D., to Refinery29. “It depends on how you use it. If you’re using it as a tool to document feeling good about yourself and you’re just taking mementos of living a great life, that’s fine.”
“Some women use it as a way to control how their image is portrayed in social media, which is completely fine.” Dr. Howard added “It may reset the industry standard of beauty to something more realistic.”
What about when you double tap a photo?
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