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Relationship: my body and social media

Relationship: my body and social media

Imane Naqi, en 2ème année à HEC Maroc et passionnée par le comportement humain

First, I must say that I was exhilarated when I first knew about this blog, I think it’s a great opportunity for us to be able to exchange ideas, knowledge, and our experiences.

Although I must admit that I was hesitant about the topic that I should write about, I finally decided to talk about an issue of huge importance to each and every one of us.
Nowadays, we are spending more and more time on social media, and with every scroll on our Facebook feed, Instagram page, snapchat or even twitter, these tools are affecting us in more ways than we could think of, and making us construct an identity based on the images that we see every day and on how good our profiles look.
I’ll be more specific and talk about women. Social media are affecting our body image in a very dangerous way, we are being told what our beauty 

standards should be in a very superficial way, as if a woman’s value only lies on how thin her body is and how structured and pretty her face looks.

It’s heartbreaking to see how some women are objectifying themselves and just trying their best to all look alike. With that, they are simply flushing their values, self-esteem and self-satisfaction down the toilet, therefore, neglecting the fact that the beauty and the value of a woman is inside her heart that should be filled with kindness and gratitude and in her brains with knowledge. Once she has these components, she will conquer the world and become unstoppable.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that that’s all there is to social media, but a person should really be aware and careful with the information that he’s or she’s getting from it and just try to analyze everything before taking it at face value.

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