Researchers Say You Feel Worse About Your Body the More You’re on Facebook

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http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/04/11/does-more-facebook-time-lead-to-more-negative-body-image/68374.html

The findings also showed that more time spent on Facebook was associated with more negative feelings and more comparisons to the bodies of friends.

You mean to tell me that people who are spending more time on Facebook, are doing so by looking at their friends pictures? That is just shocking. Absolutely shocking. I assumed they were on Facebook for the articles… you know. Like when you find a guys Playboy Magazines, (are we past the point where people even get my references to nudie mags? I feel old) he only has them for the articles not the nude women portrayed in them. Same thing here, or so I thought.

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and suggest, that perhaps, people with negative feelings about their bodies probably spend more time looking at their friends pictures and bodies BECAUSE of their negative feelings. Again, I’m just spitballing here, but if Facebook was the cause of said negative feelings, wouldn’t you also find that people who spent time with friends who were more attractive than them also have more negative feelings about themselves.

Basically, we should just take anyone who might make anyone else feel bad about their body and ban them from social media. That way no one actually knows how ugly/fat/gross they are. That works right? I can’t stand these studies. Your tax payer dollars went to some asshole who thought it was useful to look at whether time spent on Facebook correlates with negative body image. Is that where you want your tax dollars going?

“Public health professionals who work in the area of eating disorders and their prevention now have clear evidence of how social media relates to college women’s body image and eating disorders,” said researcher Petya Eckler, Ph.D.

“While time spent on Facebook had no relation to eating disorders, it did predict worse body image among participants.”

So Dr. Eckler, if that is your real name, please tell me again how professionals who work in the area of eating disorders have clear evidence of how social media relates to eating disorders. If I’m not mistaken, you literally just said it has no relation. None. So again if thats the case maybe the negative feelings are the cause of the time spent on Facebook not the result. I’M NOT THE ONE WITH A PhD YOU ASSHAT.

Goodness gracious its 9:37 on a Friday. Hopefully no one posts any hot pics of their bodies tonight or I’m going to spend all of Saturday in tears with a bucket of ice cream.

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