20 Jul The Luxury Of a Pre-Instagram Adolescence
Something struck me when on Instagram last night.
There is a bizarre trend in behaviour amongst young girls on there that I thank my lucky stars I’m a couple (few) too many years old for.
Back in my day I was lucky that the only people that my wiry pre-straightener hair was inflicted on was the people that I actually came into physical real life contact with.
We had no pressure to spend hours at a time taking selfie after selfie then filtering and airbrushing, Photoshopping waists and enlarging our eyes.
Ok…..what is this awful duck-facing all about?!
I have never seen such a mass adoption of a ridiculous face in order to ironically look more attractive.
Posing in this crazy way, encouraged by their mum to do this every time a camera is nearby. Since when is their smile not enough?
Are we really allowing our innocent little ones to imitate this seemingly provocative (yet equally ridiculous) face?!
I dread to see the next round of school portraits.
Then there are the ‘I’m only doing it as a joke but really I so so want to duckface’ pictures.
These images will be looked back on by future generations who will be wondering what awful infliction had affected the females of 2016?
I had a go myself to see if it really did highlight my cheekbones but instead I just looked like my mouth was a cat’s arse/tea towel holder.
Seriously girls, get off there before it starts to eat away at you.
Put your hair in a bun, get that lip gloss off and go play on your bike.
You have all your life to be objectified.