Until recently, selfies were nothing more than an indication that a girl had a slight ineptitude in regards to social norms. The solo selfie is still generally considered to be in poor form, because, well, it’s weird. Why do you feel the need to take the same photo of yourself every single day, and more importantly, why do you never have friends to take photos with?
Despite the backlash, despite the warnings, despite–in some cases–the potential consequences, we forged on with our selfie game. It’s gone mainstream, and we’re shameless. We’re all:
Can you guys help me pick a filter?
I don’t know if I should go with XX Pro or Valencia.
I wanna look tan.
What should my caption be?
I want it to be clever.
How about “Livin’ with my bitches, #LIVE”
Hashtag LIVE. Hashtag selfie. Hashtag head lice. Wait, what?
That’s right. It turns out the annoying girl in your second grade class who wouldn’t let anyone brush and braid her hair at recess isn’t the only one who’s got to worry. Head lice was previously comparable to chicken pox and ear infections on the list of diseases that only little kids get, but thanks to teenage girls putting their heads together to take selfies, lice outbreaks are now very prominent in high schools.
Scotts Valley lice expert Marcy McQuillan reports that lice incidence is rising in teens daily. Also, “lice expert” is a job title.
Every teen I’ve treated, I ask about selfies, and they admit that they are taking them every day…I think parents need to be aware, and teenagers need to be aware too. Selfies are fun, but the consequences are real.
Just say “no” to selfies, ladies. Having to cut your hair right before your Communion was the worst thing to happen to your social career thus far. Having to cut your hair right before your Prom, I promise, will be worse–especially because people will know how gross you are.
[via Business Insider]
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