I appreciate the point that Facebook/social media did not CREATE sexism, body dysmorphia, self-objectification, etc. But as a teacher of adolescents, and a wide reader of popular and peer reviewed articles on adolescent development, I can say that I've seen these issues skyrocket in the last five years--especially the hyper- and often graphic sexualization of young people, of all genders. (I'm not clutching pearls; I think we should start sex ed in Kindergarten and I think we need porn literacy as there isn't a child in middle school never mind high school who hasn't viewed multiple sites, scenes, etc). While I agree social media (or the internet in general) is a convenient boogeyman, I'm not sure there isn't a connection. That is to say, if causation ain't it, the correlation is as confounding as ever.

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