Why is it OK to tweet a picture of yourself naked and get a “liking”?
CNN The “likes” on social media are a way for people to show they’re connected to their peers.
But the latest trend, where a picture is shared with the caption “I love this photo,” is raising questions about how much power a picture has and who controls its popularity.
A number of the pictures that have gained popularity on social networks have come from women, including one showing a nude girl in a bathtub.
“When you’re in a relationship with someone, you want to be able to say that they’re not the only one with you, but it doesn’t really make sense for people who aren’t in a monogamous relationship,” said Rachel Biddle, a senior lecturer in communication at the University of Sydney.
“So I think that when we see this trend where you see a naked woman, people are feeling really vulnerable, especially young girls.”
She said this was partly because the pictures have “a lot of naked women” but also because they’re “very much part of the moment”.
A survey of 2,200 young people in the UK by the charity Young Minds found that the most common response was “I like that you are so hot,” followed by “I do too,” and “I can’t believe you are like that.”
Biddle says the trend could be a way to “pander” to a particular group.
“The whole purpose of these pictures is to say, ‘Oh, I’m not a big girl, but I’m still really into you, and I’m just really horny about you’,” she said.
“It’s sort of like a message to say you’re not really into someone just because you’re hot, you’re really into it because of the attention that you’re getting.”
Some women have reacted to the trend by taking a more self-conscious approach.
“I’m not the type of person who can get naked,” said Emma, 22, a fashion model.
Another young woman, who preferred not to give her name, said: “I don’t have a problem with it because I think it’s sexy, and people are into it. “
They’d say, well, you shouldn’t do that, because it’s a bad idea, you should just keep it private.”
In a survey of 1,000 people in Germany, it was found that only 28 per cent of women said they liked seeing pictures of themselves in public with the text, “I am a sexy woman.” “
Sometimes I think if I was naked I wouldn’t have the attention it’s getting, but then you have to be in a situation where you have a situation that’s like, ‘Well, I could be nude, but if you keep it in a secret, then I’m going to be embarrassed and it’s going to ruin my image.'”
In a survey of 1,000 people in Germany, it was found that only 28 per cent of women said they liked seeing pictures of themselves in public with the text, “I am a sexy woman.”
A number have expressed their anger on social platforms.
“You are not alone, you are not a threat to society, and you should not be able not to be nude in public,” wrote one woman on Instagram.
“That’s why I do not like being photographed naked, and if it’s not for you, I don’t want it.”
A young woman in Australia, whose name was not released, said she was “stunned” when she found out that her friend’s picture had been shared more than 1.4 million times.
“She has been inundated with requests for her picture to be on Instagram, and they have told her they don’t feel comfortable with it.
I’m really sad about that, I know that’s not what you want,” she said in a Facebook post.
It has been going on for a long time and it is still happening. “
This isn’t a new phenomenon.
It’s just new to me. “
Everyone has their own opinion, but when you look at it objectively, this is not a new thing.
It’s just new to me.
I am just shocked.”