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TOPIC: Naked on Instagram.

Naked on Instagram. 24 May 2015 22:16 #7249

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If you want to see naked women, you dont even need to pay for magazines or hop on porn sites anymore, it's plastered all over social media for the free.99 value. These women have even turned it into some form of income because of the way that instagram and twitter are set up. On instagram, you can see who likes what picture and even go like it yourself if the page is public and on twitter, if a picture gets enough people to retweet it, the amount of people to see these photos can be huge. One thing leads to another and these girls are doing photoshoots and hosting parties and weekly ass photos and twerk videos lead to instagram clothing stores, eyelash/makeup/hair lines. I've never been a hater and I enjoy these twerk videos and these women are sometimes beautiful and even I'm in awe.

Has that really become the norm though? What about the women who still believe that your naked body should be yours and you share it with someone special when you feel like its right? Have we become the outsiders? I'm not talking about bikini photos and crop tops during the summer months because hey, the Summer is fun and if you're on the beach or at the pool and you want to post photos I'm all for it. It's the rest of the year I'm like "ehhh this isnt for me." Do people really not mind that their women wear basically nothing when going to parties and clubs? Essentially you're sharing that person with thousands of people that have also seen their naked bodies, that have also seen her special dance.

I guess I've always felt like I shouldnt have to be naked to be considered sexy. Although it gets annoying sometimes because the girls who dont post racy photos often get swept to the back end, I'm proud of the fact that in world that tells me if I want a man, take off my clothes for random people, I've buried my head into my career and school. I've always skipped to the beat of my own drum and I've never gone with the crowd and coincidentally, the guys that I like and the ones like me, look at these images but would never commit to anyone who needs that kind of validation from strangers. I guess my point in this is that some of these women are mothers and I'm all for loving your body and being so comfortable in your own skin but I hope that we're teaching our baby girls that you dont have to do that for someone to think you're beautiful. I hope we encourage them to have conversations and become leaders that lead with their minds and faith and let the rest follow. I work out a lot and my body is decent but it isnt everything to me and that's what I hope we're teaching these beautiful baby girls that are growing up today.
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Naked on Instagram. 25 May 2015 02:34 #7276

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Yes! preach it. I completely agree with you. Nowadays instagram has become all about looking good and showing your best self. I mean, granted that's the whole point of social media right? to show everyone your highlight reel, and the most amazing parts of you and your life. But it's now about showing off your body, and that's not to say it's a bad thing, but it also contributes to this culture of men wanting and desiring women for their bodies, and expecting all women to have this image.

I'll admit that I feel super insecure after seeing some of the women on instagram who look amazing. It makes me feel I need to concentrate more on my looks, and that's definitely not a good thing. To want to change your body and to criticize every inch of imperfection on your body, is tiring and definitely damaging to yourself. I'm 22 and I feel this way, so having young impressionable girls on these social media sites, makes you concerned for them. The message that you have to put your body out there to get people to like you is where this image culture is headed. And it's so hard not to get caught up in it.
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Naked on Instagram. 20 Sep 2015 11:51 #7662

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This is a great topic and a very well said article. When I first moved out to Los Angeles I made so many new friends and quickly learned how different my friends were from their social media accounts. While I had to go to work six days a week, most of my friends would be working out, getting their makeup done and going out. They lived in beautiful houses, drove luxurious cars and wore designed clothes although they never went to work? I asked one of my friends and she told me she makes money from Instagram, people send her designer clothes and she makes videos and posts photos of her wearing them. Although they are all beautiful and make a great living for themselves, younger girls are all over these accounts admiring them. They now think that we don't have to really be educated or work hard as long as we are pretty, workout and post half naked photos on Instagram. It is also up to parents to realize the kind of photos that are on social media and most of the girls following these accounts are young teenagers.
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Naked on Instagram. 13 Mar 2016 14:50 #9130

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Hi everyone! This thread brings to light a pertinent issue. My view is that these images that appear on Instagram should only be taken at face value. With the rise in popularity of Instagram, so does the number of photo editing applications. They function like magic tools that easily idealize every moment and turns regular photos into “Instagram-worthy” posts. They now function as well as Photoshop whereby it can slim one down, cover up all blemishes, enlarge one’s eyes, and apply makeup on one’s face. The question that should be posed more often is: At what point do these applications stop being harmless re-touchers? Photo editing may seem like a trivial thing that adolescent girls do before uploading a picture but this actually fuels the deep-rooted problem of society’s spiraling self-esteem problem. SkinneePix is the latest image enhancing application to be released and managed to hit the number one spot in the iTunes store’s photo and video category (Lytton par. 2). Along with other conspirators, SkinnyCamera, Skinny Photo and Thin Booth, all these applications reinforce two things – the need to radically overhaul one’s appearance superficially and what are societal standards of beauty. It is unsettling to have young teenage girls looking to unrealistic standards and thus, developing lower self-esteems and negative body images.
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Naked on Instagram. 13 Mar 2016 17:30 #9140

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I agree with you Andrea on how the female body can be unleashed in a matter of seconds with the use of being connected with the media. The internet, Instagram, twitter, Facebook, and other media donators are the cause of women getting more and more exposed. I agree on how you say, “What about the women who still believe that your naked body should be yours and you share it with someone special when you feel like it’s right? Have we become the outsiders?” I mean it is a contribution I feel from both the male and female side. If females united and made their bodies their holy temples than guys would respect them more, but then guys sometimes don’t want what the females want, and that is where the conflict stands.
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Naked on Instagram. 13 Mar 2016 17:48 #9143

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Hi I agree with you, it is a problem for young girls to have such obsessions with their appearance. They have all these apps that fix any, and everything a girl thinks is wrong with her appearance. The fixation of the appearance has been something I've been really noticed with social media. Instagram is key for these girls to expose themselves, or get exposed. Young women need to learn to love themselves, and their the skin their in again. Instead these girls fall into this trend of posting half naked pictures, and just wanting to be seen.
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