Sexy Selfies Make You Appear Less Competent and Attractive

Bad news for all of the hot babes in the world who attempt to straddle the precarious line between online Instagram sexpot and fancy professional businessperson, according to a study published by a journal called ‘Psychology of Popular Media Culture.”

Washington Post did a great job of summarizing the article, so you don’t have to spend your time like, actually learning about anything and can just skim the surface, picking and choosing the information you want to absorb.  That’s what I do all of the time and seems to work for me since I’m a genius or something.

But here’s the gist; 50 women were provided with a Facebook profile picture of a girl doing a sexy selfie pose, and 50 people were provided a Facebook profile picture with the same girl in a more professional, classy pose.  The classy picture ranked higher across the board in terms of attractiveness (both physical and social) as well as presumed competency.

There are about a million different problems with this study. 

a) How the fuck are you supposed to determine someone’s professional competency based on their FB profile picture?  If that’s indeed the case, then I am in SERIOUS trouble.

b) Only women were surveyed here.  Chances are, the numbers would look quite different if an equal number of men were added to the study.  Let’s get an equal gender mix, yo.

“Ruled Daniels, the psychologist, ‘We really need to help youth understand this is a very public forum.'”

This study just reeks of slut-shaming and using an academic forum to push your own agenda.  Of course, when you’re using social media, especially if you work in a professional environment, you have to be conscious of what you’re posting.  This isn’t 2002 though – people have been using social media and FB specifically for more than ten years now, and kids have basically grown up their whole lives using it.  Publishing these sensationalist scientific studies about how posting sexy selfies is absurd at this point, and beating a dead horse.

People gonna take selfies, it’s what they do.  We live in an internet age, and you prudish university types better get used to that.

Check out all of these selfies if you don’t believe me when I say they can do some good for the world

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Published on: July 16, 2014

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