Monday, April 17, 2017

The sad reason why so many mothers take selfies with their kids April 16, 2017 at 02:07PM

"But another reason for dads to take more photos of mums is that every time they do it they tell the mother of their children that she is important. In a culture like ours, dominated by the image, photography is a way to demonstrate that women and women's lives are worth documenting just as much as men's. By excluding women from this culture, we give the impression that dad is the important one and mum is barely worth noticing. Without even realising it, kids will internalise the belief that dad's interaction with them is so important it needs to be immortalised, whereas mum, well, when is dinner ready and where are my clean socks?" Thank you, Tze-Win Lai. For videoing all the special moments between Abby and me.
via Facebook No, it's not to do with narcissism, but something more insidious.

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