I am thoroughly enjoying “Thrive” by Arianna Huffington and I’ve been meaning to mention it here on this blog. This video really hits some highlights.
Thought this was a really thorough article and wanted to share it with everyone.
Originally posted on Josie Ahlquist:
It is important to understand college students experiences with social media from a student development perspective. Woven into their daily lives, technology tells a story of their development, transition and college success. Some students have a digital footprint as early as Myspace, from their parents’ baby photo postings. Access to social media sites is typically officially allowed around 13, but students can find their way online earlier.
By the time a students comes to college, social media has already impacted and influenced their development and identity. With no formalized theory of student digital identity, the transitions, stages or phases of social media use for young adults are not crystal clear.
Social media aside, young adults experience a significant amount of development during their college age years. A variety of research, including theories and frameworks, provide reference throughout the entire developmental process. Starting with identity development, psychology lays the groundwork throughout…
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Here’s the thing. The comments on this video are outrageous. Men railing against Feminism because “Women are weaker – deal with it”. So not the point of the video. Girls themselves at an older age are perpetuating the same ideas men are about what it means to throw like a girl, run like a girl etc.
The saddest part of this that had me close to tears is – when does the magic disappear? When do we as girls lose our sense of self and why does it happen? How can I keep that from happening with my daughter? I know it’ll happen one day, but I don’t want it to. I want her to keep saying “Run like a girl means to run fast.”