Down with PDA? 

PDA

PDA” Public Display of Affection. Usually seen in your local parks, grocery stores, movie theatres and Instagram timelines. Consists of huggin, kissing, touching, posting, filters, and emojis. There is so much affection being shown for the world to see, it makes me wonder are those couples that affectionate at home and off the gram.

For example, I know a couple that chats a little on twitter but nothing too “steamy” —but in person they’re like two magnets falling into each other’s magnetic field. There is another couple that shares everything about their relationship online and where they are in public. However, when they’re at home they don’t even pretend to like each other. I’ve witness argument and all. I’m wondering is this behavior common between the two types of couples.

PDA has become so important to the validity of relationships. Especially, within the millennial generation. Being “Facebook Official” has gone deeper thanks to snapchat. But why is PDA so imporantant in millennial relationships?

Are you ok with NOT being on your significant other’s social platforms?  If you are not ok with it, why?

I believe relationships are always fragile. In the sense that at any moment a person has the right and freedom to leave for whatever reason. Ofcourse when you’re married there’s a longer paperwork process for the division, but you get my point. At any moment a person can have a change of heart, and being in the eye of your public or lack there of…I’m sure that can bring about minor insecurities, for either party.

I don’t necessarily dislike the idea of PDA, I just don’t believe it’s necessary. It’s cute to post pics here and there of various events or trips. But everyday snaps of your and your guy/gal, can be kept for your own memory. It’s better that way. I enjoy coming home and telling my roommate how the weekend was without her saying “yeah, I saw that on Facebook.” The story is so much better when you actually have something to share.

Comment below your views on PDA.

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Social Media Leading Women To Objectifying Their Body’s

 

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By Bre Nicole J

insidethegirlsroom.com

Social media is a relatively new paradigm , not even two decades old. Various social media outlets include twitter, instagram, tumblr, facebook, dating sites, kik, and many more. So what do all of these outlets have in common? Researchers are continuously studying how women evaluate their body images through social media.

Since the start of Myspace and Facebook , researchers wanted to know how much time do people actually spend on these sites. Now, studies are leaning more towards how women compare their bodies to other women because of the excessive picture posting.

In the Sage Journal, “Psychology of Women Quarterly”, Psychologists Jasmine Fardouly, along with her team wrote,

“Given the large number of images posted to Facebook (currently over 250 billion images; Facebook, 2013), as well as the appearance-related comments they often receive from others, Facebook may well be considered an appearance-focused media type.
women1Alone women spend an average of 2 hours a day on Facebook. So it’s no surprise that in between those hours of the day, women are loading pictures and often times scrolling through their timelines lurking on images of other women or their own photos.

Researchers Slater and Tiggemann (2015) found that the amount of time spent on social networks was associated with greater self-objectification.

Women have a long history of being objectified in the media from television, music videos, and print magazines, why would the objectification just stop at these mediums and not social media? And why are women self objectifying themselves?

Some can argue low self-esteem, vanity, or insecurities. Women have been known to compare themselves to other women, whether short, skinny, tall, plus size, short hair or long hair. It’s just something women do—that is—label themselves in comparison to others.

When a person compares their own inner or self-image to an image that has been filtered on social media it can pose the threat to self objectification and self-absorption. When self comparisons take place that person looks at themselves as the spectator or observer.

One researcher suggests, “Self-comparisons to images of a previous self might engender a greater focus on specific body parts, also contributing to self-objectification.”

Researchers give tips on how to avoid becoming self objectified and harming one’s self esteem. Here are the tips :

Post fewer images of self on social media

Follow people on Facebook or (social media ) who post photos less frequently

Guess I’ve lost the battle to this fight! Let us know how you feel about this study?

Sources:

Author Rick Nauert PhD, Young Women Compare Themselves on Social Media”

Author Rebecca Adams The Huffington Post “How Facebook Stalking Could Lead Women To Objectify Their Own Bodies”

Fardouly, J., Diedrichs, P.C., Vartanian, L.R., Halliwell, E. (2015). ‘The Mediating Role of Appearance Comparisons in the Relationship Between Media Usage and Self-Objectification in Young Women’, Psychology of Women Quarterly, Sage Journal , p 34 doi: 10.1177/036168431558184

 

Bre Nicole is a multimedia personality working in front and behind the scenes. She founded a blog site called insidethegirlsroom.com, the fall of 2014, while studying Family Life Education and Communications at Western Michigan University. During her senior year at WMU, she received a full ride scholarship at Specs Howard School of Media Arts for Broadcast Media. Bre Nicole has also interned with Oh So Radio as a blogger, hosted on a TV show called 7 Mile 2 Belle Isle Reloaded and was a production intern for the Blaine Fowler Morning Show at 96.3 WDVD (Cumulus Media Detroit). She is currently an on air radio personality for Power96.5 in Lansing,Michigan. Media is just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to Bre Nicole,this young,ambitious 24-year-old has also interned as a suicide prevention specialist and has a nonprofit agency called Saving Our Sisters that focuses on breaking abusive family cycles and prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault in our communities, while providing workshops on emotional well-being and healthy relationships.

Bobby Brown’s Family Banned From Seeing Bobbi Kristina And His Sister Says They Didn’t Do It

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[Credit: Effiongeton]
 

By Sydney B.

The Brown family has been banned from visitation, but according to them they didn’t even do it!

Currently, a photo of Bobbi Kristina, in hospice, is being marketed to several media outlets. Sources closest to the Brown family say it was an extended member of the family who snapped the picture to begin with. TMZ broke the news first about Bobbi’s deathbed photo being up for sale followed by several other media outlets who confirmed that the picture was going for a whooping $10,000.

Since the photo scandal, both Whitney Houston’s family and Bobbi’s conservator has had the Brown’s, with the exception of Bobby Brown,  banned from seeing Kristina as she continues to fight for her life.

With fingers pointed at the family, Leolah Brown, Bobby Brown’s sister, has stepped up to clear her family’s name!

Taking her thoughts to Facebook, Leolah states that she nor her family knows who actually took the picture, but what they do know is that it was not one of them. Leolah continues…

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[Credit: Love B Scott]
“Please know that, that picture that was taken of my niece, Bobbi Kristina was taken when NO other Brown was around her. My brothers KNOW this and we have already determined who we are sure it WAS NOT! And believe me-IT WAS NOT A BROWN! Furthermore, it is easy for us to narrow down. Because- that IS NOT a picture of Bobbi Kristina Brown in “hospice!” Whoever took that picture had to take it before she came to hospice-simply because there is no brace on her neck today nor has it been since I have been with her in hospice. Don’t let these evil people make you believe otherwise! I am NEVER going to tell you a lie about something like that. Unfortunately, it was an evil and wicked person who had access to my niece-that did that! And if it were up to me! The sick and sorry people that continue to have permission to see her even still to this day-they would be COMPLETELY cut out NEVER to lay eyes on her again! But-be assured that they will pay because God sees everything that we don’t! And HE IS A JUST GOD! But did I expect this? Of course! This is why certain people should NOT be around her! All I can say is-I DID TRY! And I will leave it right there! YOU use your head and be real with what your gut feeling tells you! Because I already know! I knew in my heart this would happen and did MY best to try to keep certain people away and at the same time keep the peace for my niece’s and brothers sake. But there is only so much I can do (right now)!

I will not say much right now-but please be aware that I am just as shocked as you are when it comes to the status of my niece, Bobbi Kristina even being in hospice period! To the best of my knowledge, she was getting better! From what I knew and heard-hospice was not even a thought in any Brown’s head! I am angry because in my mind (and I will ALWAYS say this as long as God keeps breath in me) Bobbi Kristina WAS GETTING BETTER! Now all the sudden shes in hospice! And not only is she in hospice today-but some money hungry ugly beast saw fit to take her picture BEFORE she was “put” in hospice to gain dirty money in their pockets!

KNOW THAT IT JUST BEGUN! IF YOU NEVER BELIEVED IN GOD-YOU WILL WHEN I’M DONE! BOBBI KRISTINA WILL INDEED HAVE JUSTICE AND SO WILL HER MOTHER!!!”

There is still no further information on what evidence led the hospice security team to identify the Brown family member who allegedly took the photo. Bobbi Kristina remains in hospice the hospice care center. The family urges that everyone ignore any rumors of her passing away until an official announcement is made.
We definitely hope that whomever took the photo confesses to help take the worry away from both sides of Bobby Kristina’s family. We pray that this frowned upon photo never surfaces.