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By The Selfie Parent / Tuesday 4 November 2014 21:48 / Canada - Mount Pearl
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It could be related to a book or event the class is studying. It sounds like the kind of question I would have students write about to get them thinking about something in the book. Without context, it is indeed an odd question.

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Yes an occasional picture of ones self is ok, but I despise the term selfie and the thousand pictures of girls making duck faces that the term represents.

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I don't see what's wrong with it. I mean sure, we think duck faces look stupid, but if they like it, then let them. I think selfies are a good thing, because society is always trying to make teens feel ugly and horrible, but selfies can make you feel better about yourself. And where's the harm in a girl taking pictures of herself? Especially if it makes her feel a little bit better about herself?

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Im not blaming the girls entirely but to a degree they can avoid the weirdos they should know are out there if they use common sense. No facebook pictures with their boobs or butts almost hanging out of their clothes isn't that much to ask is it?

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ichiya, if a girl wants to have her ass hanging out then so be it. anybody and everybody has the capacity to control themselves and respect people. i dont see you saying a damned thing about guys who post pics of their muscles or at the gym. if a sister hit her brother, would you punish the brother? tell him that he shouldnt have been standing too close? its his fault? hell no. you reprimand the sister because she cant be a decent human being

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As someone who has dealt with creepers, street harassment, etc, I have to disagree with you, Ichiya. It doesn't have anything to do with the girls. It has to do with guys who think it's okay to disrespect girls. And they get away with it because of the stupid "boys will be boys" mentality. I don't wear short skirts, or short shorts. I agree girls don't need to take half-naked pictures, but it's not right to blame them for what guys do. Blaming girls only tells them they're inferior to men. Sorry for the little rant, but I've been blamed for men staring at my body because of things like wearing form-fitted shirts (hence why I only wear baggy clothes anymore), and it's a very hurtful thing. It also causes mental issues for teen girls, because that mentality drills into their brain that they should watch what they wear or they'll be slut shamed and crap if guys harass them. TL;DR- It's usually the guy's fault for harassment, not the girl's. Stop blaming the girls every time.

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#5 If you honestly think that creating new words to describe something that didn't exist years ago is "murdering a language" then you clearly don't have a clue what language is and what it does. Language is alive. It constantly changes and evolves with the times. The English we speak today is different from the English that was spoken 200 years ago which is different from the English that was spoken 500 years before that. Every single word that we speak today was invented at some point. Some of the words that we consider "proper English" today were slang words used by teenagers only a few decades or centuries ago. TL:DR - kindly take that stick out your ass and stop berating teenage girls to make yourself look edgy and intelligent.

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Where did I nitpick? I just disagreed with you. I think that to say that teenagers are "murdering a language" is really simplistic because language changes all the time. The way we spell words and the meaning of words changes all the time. Hell, just look at the way "gay" was used 100 years ago versus how it's used now.

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If I call you a dumb waffle cake I'm using waffle cake as a slur. That doesn't make the word any less legitimate. Kindly go see your local doctor about the object lodged up your rectum.

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Every generation sucks then. That is if you use the inane ramblings of several thousand preteens as a measuring stick for the success of a generation. Or did you forget that their parents were the ones who participated in woodstock.

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Little man complex? You seem to just dislike teenagers of this generation. Well your attitude only encourages teens to do it more. People like you who shun everything a person does creates people who'll do it more avidly to get under your skin. Kind of how you put your biased opinion. Or well keep putting the same one down.

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Yo #14, this generation has some of the best writing skills because we write so much, even though we do it sloppily. Just thought I'd let you know that. You can go back to your "rawr this generation is horrible" rants now.

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Wtf is wrong with people on here? They down vote for no reason at all, and I'm not just talking about my simple comment. I see lots of comments that are completely alright, yet lots of people vote down. Can those people even explain why they do it or is it because they saw another person already vote down for it? Seriously.

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