Selfie Dysmorphia

Today, we’re reading Elle Hunt’s article, “Faking It: How Selfie Dysmorphia Is Driving People to Seek Surgery,”  from The Guardian. In your small groups, please answer the following questions and post them here:

  • What is the central claim of the article? Can you identify a specific sentence?
  • How does the series of images at the top of the article support Hunt’s argument? 
  • Hunt argues that “recent, quality images of yourself are also a necessity.” Do you agree? In what contexts is a good headshot or selfie necessary?
  • Hunt cites a number of sources and examples. Which source(s)/example(s) do you find more persuasive? Why?

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