Why Do People Take Nude Selfies?
Selfies are a cultural phenomenon in our society, and we all know the age old saying “sex sells.” Therefore, it only seems natural that nude selfies become thing. From celebrities to your average joes, it seems like everyone is hopping one nude selfie train. But why are people so quick to do it? We found an interesting take on nude selfies from a teacher.
“For my perspective, especially in the light of these newest stories with the celebrities, the nude selfie has infiltrated every level of society. From unsupervised high-schoolers, to wealthy celebrities. It seems as if everyone in our society just has to send a nude picture of themselves to someone else, regardless of the consequences. And these nude selfies for the most part are not even artistic/romantic/intimate in any form or fashion. For instance, Kate Upton had her iCloud hacked to find her in a messy room, with no special lighting, no bottle of champagne, no flowers, no romantic/intimate look–just her taking a picture of her chest in the mirror. When I was in high school back in the late ’80s, couples exchanged romantic letters. Today, the nude, unartistic, unromantic nude selfies.”
The reader, a teacher, goes on, “I talked about this phenomenon with many students yesterday–in light of the latest hacking incident–and the freshman girls were convinced that this was one of the best ways to get a man’s attention. That the boy doesn’t care about her goals/dreams/desires/individuality–only her nudity.
That the boy doesn’t care about her clothed physical appearance–only her nudity.” Also, “There is a segment of society, particularly the boys, who seem to want these nude selfies in a pseudo attempt at self esteem, showing their efficacy to not only themselves, but to all their buddies that they then show the pictures.”
Do you agree with what this man proclaims? We should consider how crazy it is that the trend of nude selfies has saturated our culture in a way where everyone is affected by it.