Bonanzoid wrote:The bareface selfie thing isn't annoying me, but I do fail to see how it's related to breast cancer? If it works though, can't complain I guess.
It annoys the hell out of me, part of this culture in which raising awareness by doing something very simple starts to yield as much gratification as actually doing something proactive (much like I feel about the status of petitions in the last year or so). Essentially it's a ploy to own #nomakeup, which girls have been posting on instagram for months without doing it in the name of 'embarrassing' themselves.
This is a great article regarding the trend: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/com ... 02929.html
"The entire thing smacks of the Beyoncé "I woke up like this" arrogance social media has seen us become so accustomed to. From superfluous ‘no filter’ reminders to boasts of being bare faced in a profile pic, the pretence these images are for anything other than an onslaught of ‘natural beauty’ acclamations, coupled with pats on the back for ‘fighting the cause’ makes the no makeup selfie mania even harder to stomach."
and most importantly this:
"You can’t help but wince at the fact uploading a picture of what you actually look like is now being deemed ‘brave’, especially when being held up against cancer"