“The act of women taking selfies is inherently feminist, especially in a society that tries so hard to tell women that our bodies are projects to be worked on and a society that profits off of the insecurities that it perpetuates. Selfies are like a ‘fuck you’ to all of that, they declare that ‘hey I look awesome today and I want to share that with everyone’ and that’s pretty revolutionary.”—
I hate this quote. Selfies are not inherently feminist. Selfies are not revolutionary. Selfies are acts of vanity and there is nothing wrong with that. I do it. You do it. We do it because we love ourselves, not because society told us that we shouldn’t.
It’s perfectly okay. It’s a selfie, not a movement.