Cosmopolitan: 'Why Don't I Look Like Her?': How Instagram Is Ruining Our Self Esteem
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Mark Zuckerberg wrote in 2012 that social media will lead to "the empowerment of people." But by conditioning us to pick ourselves apart, minor detail by minor detail, is social media just sending society spinning down a rabbit hole of self-doubt? In her thesis titled "Why Don't I Look Like Her? The Impact of Social Media on Female Body Image", Claremont McKenna College graduate Kendal Klein argues that the "ubiquitous and enduring nature" of social media has a more of a "detrimental impact to the body image concerns of college aged women than advertising or the media generally."