Daily Prompt: Generation Take III

The Selfie Generation…

Sexy selfies all over the place

Pouting lips on bland make-up-masked face

Though girls think they look great

Images they create

Shouldn’t represent our human race…

On National Limerick Day I thought I might try to put the tongue-in-cheekness of the form to good use by making some potentially contraversial social commentary.

I do appreciate that as a middle-aged self-confessed grumpy old woman I may be missing something important in what appears to me to be the constant sexual self-objectification of young girls on their own social media platforms, but like the point made in the movie ‘Mona Lisa Smile’ about how women were depicted in the media during the fifties I often wonder what future generations will make of the apparent popularity of this hopefully-soon-to-pass photographic fad… ๐Ÿ™‚

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3 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Generation Take III

  1. anglogermantranslations May 12, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    I couldn’t have expressed it any better. I find this fad downright silly, but I don’t think it’ll stop in the near future. No, I’m not grumpy, but I fail to be impressed by all those false smiles. Do they all hope to be discovered by modelling agencies or Hollywood directors or something?


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