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Natalie Dixon

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“Likes” determining popularity on Instagram

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This Facebook “like” icon is used in a similar way to an Instagram “like”. (Flickr/Thomas Angermann)

Social media is everywhere, making the 21st century phenomenon virtually impossible to avoid.

According to a new 2016 survey from InsightsWest, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram are growing quickly. In fact, the usage is growing more so in women than men. Twenty per cent of those surveyed checked Instagram at least twice a week. Continue reading ““Likes” determining popularity on Instagram”

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Sexualization of women in media goes too far

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Actress Portia De Rossi smiles on the red carpet for the 2007 Oscar Awards.(Flickr/Pulicciano)

Sadly, in 2016, the scenarios of how women are sexualized still exist. However, sexualisation equates to more than being verbally accosted on the street by a random person.

Media pressure on women has become an astoundingly prominent issue in today‚Äôs world. In fact, according to the Canadian Women website, 90 per cent of girls said so. Whether they are striving to be thin or attempting to fit into the unrealistic proportions of a magazine cover model, young Canadian girls are feeling the pressure to be perfect more than ever. Continue reading “Sexualization of women in media goes too far”

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