Especially in younger neighborhoods around Chicago, you’ll notice that when young women — and some men — pass store fronts with big windows, they will turn their heads to see their reflections. It’s almost as predictable as it is annoying.
Those same people will never give anyone any eye contact, but they’ll always give themselves a once over any time they’re able to.
This only happens when their heads aren’t buried in their phone screens or taking selfies to share on social media.
In my French class this week, we talked about the phenomenon known as selfies. Selfies being the now ubiquitous self portraits we see on social media. Girls and guys hold up their phone and snap portraits of themselves then they post for all the world to see their duck lips, cuteness, hotness, hairdos and whatever the fuck else.
Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Fucking Fairest of them All?