︎︎︎ The Standard
Digital devices and new communication media have become increasingly important in our daily life. It is particularly important to analyse the role of social networks and their impact on people’s mindset. Originally created to connect with friends and family, today social networks are platforms where we consume incredible amounts of media and content.
Social media gradually progressed into setting beauty standards and has started to impact people’s self esteem, as well as their tendencies to depression, and anxiety because of body image dissatisfaction. The mainstream female image, becomes an oppressive negative referent for girls and women who cannot escape it easily.