Women have always had to worry about looking good. Meaning doing their hair, wearing makeup, dressing nice, and make sure they are presenting themselves in a good way.
“Guys tend to have a picture like, I don't know, they're standing on a mountain looking like they've climbed the mountain, or they're holding a big fish or they're doing something manly, or in their car. ... But the girls' pictures ... tend to be very different; they tend to be a lot more sexualized” ( NPR).
Social media continues to push the stereotypes farther and farther. There's is still the unwritten rule of how men and women need to act/ show themselves to the world. Women, have to look “hot” in order to impress the guy and show that they are better than the other girls. Men though, have to look “manly” in order to prove to girls and themselves they are top notch. Hot and manly are both words defined by society and have suddenly started getting more and more narrow with the people in describes. “‘Sexism has filtered into new arenas that adults don’t see or understand because they’re not using social media the same way,’ says Katie, a student I interviewed at Barnard. ‘They think, Oh, how can there be anything wrong here if it’s just Snapchat or Instagram—it’s just a game.’ But if this is a game, it’s unlike any other we’ve ever played. And the stakes for girls could not be higher” ( Mock). The pressure on girls is still high and sadly still raising, its now become very hard to even post a picture without first studying it to find every little part you don't like and comparing it to other people. But for boys it's as easy as a few clicks, maybe if the audience was a bit more perfect he would look at it for a bit but there's not nearly not as much stress about looks. It seems like we have made so much progress in the topic of sexism but it's really just changing how sexism is presented.
Social media is now a very important of every teens life and it no wonder why there are so many problems with mental health and suicide now. It is changing the way we view ourselves (our bodies) and others. Time is passing and society is changing drastically but not all of the changes are good. Actually most of them are bad and make everyone feel bad about themselves, or points out the small, none important things we dislike about ourselves. And if you think about it the weirdest part about society is that everyone hates it, but yet we are the ones who are writing the rules and going along with it.