Teenage girls and those stupid fucking photos give me the rage

(162 Posts)
witchofzog Tue 28-Jun-16 23:24:48

I have stepdaughters and as a result have them and a few of their friends (who added me) on fb. They are constantly taking selfies of themselves either on their own or in groups with their hands over their faces so all you can see is one eye or a bit of skin. Either that it it's photos taken in the mirror with a flash so all you can see is their shoes or a shoulder. And there are hundreds of them.

It gives me a totally irrational rage. What is the fucking point? There are going to be a whole generation of girls who will have next to no photos of themselves at this age. I really don't get it. Beautiful girls who won't show their faces. Just why?

I think I need to hide most of these posts on FB before I give myself a hernia confused hmmangry

someonescj Tue 28-Jun-16 23:28:04

YANBU I have a teenage dsis and cousin, they both do this and get about 100 comments telling them that they're 'goals' 'gorgeous bae' with fire emojis hmm

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Tue 28-Jun-16 23:31:19

Covering their face means you can't gasp in horror at the Square Sharpie Eyebrow Craze currently sweeping the nation.

You really want those frightening buggers looming at you from your screen? Be careful what you wish for.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Tue 28-Jun-16 23:31:36

Better than those bloody duck faces pouts. They look ridiculous.

witchofzog Tue 28-Jun-16 23:32:22

Aarrgghhh the whole "You're goals". How can they be? In real life absolutely. With just one eye on show? No way!!! It just looks bloody stupid hmm

Patterkiller Tue 28-Jun-16 23:32:57

I wore blue eyeshadow, frosted pink lipstick and wrote my name in bubble writing all over the desks in high school.

Meh. Same but different.

EatShitDerek Tue 28-Jun-16 23:33:17

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Pheobe1 Tue 28-Jun-16 23:40:42

I'm just glad FB wasn't around in my yoof, girls these days are going to have everlasting reminders of how ridiculous they sometimes look. 😂
Mind you in my day we wore mostly baggy shapeless clothes, very bad makeup and don't mention the hair. These days even with duck pouts they're all so bloody gorgeous.

PortiaCastis Tue 28-Jun-16 23:46:19

I own one of these girls, sharpie brows greet me in the morning.

Cutecat78 Tue 28-Jun-16 23:49:23

I have adults who also take numerous selfies every day - it's so narcissistic.

One of my friends DDs photoshops herself within an inch of her life - if she went on a blind date he would get a shock.

FuckingMother Tue 28-Jun-16 23:50:32

Umm...stupid question but what does "you're goals" mean in relation to the photos? You are goal we should all try to achieve? Eh?

AGnu Tue 28-Jun-16 23:52:35

What does it mean to be a "goal"? I only have a handful of teens on my fb & none of them feel the need to cover their faces when near a camera, or use teen-talk!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 28-Jun-16 23:55:49

Duck Face Pout is infinately better than a Miley Cyrus Tongue Shot or a Cara Delevingne Cross Eyed Tongue Out face (Grow Up FGS both of you)

GoldBear Tue 28-Jun-16 23:57:11

<buries head in hands>

limitedperiodonly Tue 28-Jun-16 23:59:06

A friend sent me two pictures to compare and said: 'Can you see the difference?'

And I thought: 'Yeah. You look like Groucho Marx'

limitedperiodonly Wed 29-Jun-16 00:00:51

Or Alexa Chung's knock-kneed look 70isaLimit

Spermysextowel Wed 29-Jun-16 00:03:11

I met a friend for dinner & the table next to us (about 6-8 young women) barely said a word to each other, but they did take loads of pictures of themselves. Was very odd.

ijustwannadance Wed 29-Jun-16 00:06:35

Does "you're a goal" mean someone would want to be with you/shag you?

RandomName9 Wed 29-Jun-16 00:08:59

Jaffa Cake grin hilarious!!! Me & my mum "eyebrow spot" when we go shopping!!!
Ps also have no idea what the hands over face thing is about, it's very odd, I hate selfies but think that is def worse..I'm obviously too old!

MrsHardy1 Wed 29-Jun-16 00:11:58

I have a few old school friends on my fb who do these type of pictures daily. All are 23+.

Teens posting posey pictures with 'I look terrible here, I'm sooo ugly' captions drive me mad too.

ijustwannadance Wed 29-Jun-16 00:12:38

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=goal

Meaning of goal

PortiaCastis Wed 29-Jun-16 00:12:54

According to my sharpie brow dd your goal means you're fit

OlennasWimple Wed 29-Jun-16 00:15:06

There are very few day to day photos of me and my friends as teens: film was expensive, and for birthday and special occasions only. Bet there are still better pictures of them than there were of me

TanTanNubuck Wed 29-Jun-16 00:46:48

I haven't seen this type of photo (yet) but at least it makes a change from duck face.

EttaJ Wed 29-Jun-16 01:05:18

justwannadance that's spot on 😂 I see it too often and the duck lips and the hand across the face. I think what a vaccous bunch of young girls and women we have created. The endless photos in public toilets.

You're gawjus bae
Check you tho
No u are
So hot chick
Ah sez u hottie
Luv u bae
No luv u more bae

And on and on it goes.

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