Oxford Dictionaries has proclaimed the word of the year to be “selfies”. Selfies, or photos taken of the self usually on a cellphone for those who live under a rock, have taken over social media and are especially prevalent among women. Feminist blogs have been buzzing this week over whether selfies are empowering for women or rather a cry for help. Illinois Wesleyan University student and feminist freelance blogger Addison Peacock takes a virtual sit down with me to discuss the issue in Shout Out!’s first video blog of the year.
How do you feel about selfies? Which side of the issue are you on? Let us know in the comments below or create a response video on YouTube to the video above!