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This shocked me: Youtube trend among teenage girls,"Am I pretty or ugly?"

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a friend shared with me


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If I were them, I wouldn't do this stupid thing! Who would want to expose themselves to a bunch of awful, dirty old men and immature man-children? They're probably ugly themselves, anyway. Who in their right mind would be worried about being called ugly and then post videos on youtube konwing that they'll be thousands of nasty stuff in the comments? This "sexting" and "exposing/slut-shaming business" are part of the reason why our culture today is in the toilet, as my old latin teacher used to say. Why willingly objectify yourself if you know most of popular culture is already trying to do that to you? This is what one prominent feminist media critic referred to as "self-objectification."