Young Women, Narcissism and the Selfie Phenomenon | Mary McGill | TEDxGalway


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  • young bumpy
    young bumpy  1 weeks back

    Women should wear a mask when they go outside. Muslims got that one right.

    • Chrissie Bunnie
      Chrissie Bunnie  2 weeks back

      I'm so glad I bothered to look at the comments,it's pretty unanimous that this talk is horse sh*t 🤣

      • Keith
        Keith  2 weeks back


        • Bob Anderson
          Bob Anderson  3 weeks back

          Modern women are shallow and lost.

          • craig hudson
            craig hudson  3 weeks back

            all selfie addicts are losers period and they get periods

            • Abra Cadabra
              Abra Cadabra  3 weeks back

              Women are fantasists, they live their lives in the false world of the selfie and selfie sites like Instagram etc.

              • Abra Cadabra
                Abra Cadabra  3 weeks back

                Then they wonder why men don't want to have anything to do with them.

                • Mozzarella Ice Cream
                  Mozzarella Ice Cream  3 weeks back

                  "Depth and complexity afforded to male representations"? What depth and complexity? I need sources for this.

                  • Mozzarella Ice Cream
                    Mozzarella Ice Cream  3 weeks back

                    +Susana Diaz Reixa Um...what?

                  • Susana Diaz Reixa
                    Susana Diaz Reixa  3 weeks back

                    +Mozzarella Ice Cream that she was specifically talking about young women in this video, it Isis it in the title, and that I am sure she knows also about male representation! she said that the sophistication in which women are representation is greater than that of men! she didn't explain more because the video was dedicated for the research for young women

                  • Mozzarella Ice Cream
                    Mozzarella Ice Cream  3 weeks back

                    +Susana Diaz Reixa Um...what?

                  • Susana Diaz Reixa
                    Susana Diaz Reixa  3 weeks back

                    she was talking about young women, if u email her about this maybe she could answer, but she snot gonna cover all in one go u people are so intolerant man, have a deep breath

                • kyrk2112
                  kyrk2112  4 weeks back

                  What you do does not attract a man to procreate. What you look like does. As long as you continue to not take biology into account in your conversation, it will remain one sided and benefit the orphan cat population in this country.

                  • gehbaden12
                    gehbaden12  4 weeks back

                    Pity. It's an important issue - yet her talk is full of fallacies and inconsistencies - just doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Sorry, Mary McGill. Better luck next time :)

                    • Merlin Geikie
                      Merlin Geikie  1 months back

                      What a victim.

                      • S R
                        S R  1 months back

                        It's so amazing to me that here we have people devoting their time to researching selfies when there are thousands dying due to a lack of food or access to clean water. A problem that we CAN fix, which is taking many lives, is ignored for looking at selfies... amazing. It's not narcissism we're talking about when it comes to selfies from BOTH genders, it's vanity. Plain and simple.

                        • J V
                          J V  1 months back

                          What a bunch of pseudo-intellectual BS

                          • Reuben Jensen
                            Reuben Jensen  1 months back

                            Only women are reduced to their appearance? Umm, lady, set up a male profile on Tinder and give it a whirl.

                            • dave himlin
                              dave himlin  1 months back

                              Just like TALMUD TV was the next big step in dumbing down the goy, social media is now the next bigger step in making the goy, even dumber. Its all working as planned, to the delight of the talmudists.

                              • dave himlin
                                dave himlin  1 months back

                                Social media does a excellent job of attracting and exposing the countless goy who are full of vanity, narcissism, shallowness and phony drama . It is frightening how many millions of teenager/young goy have been inflicted with these pathetic character traits. The goy are stuck in a hamster wheel of destruction and delusions . This only gets worse because todays pathetic goy parents are raising even more pathetic children that will become parents and raise even dumber offspring.

                                • Julia Broussard
                                  Julia Broussard  1 months back

                                  Or maybe I, as a young woman, thought I looked good and wanted to take a picture. Narcissism is a personality disorder and there is so much more to it than just a superficial belief of grandiosity. It's just a picture of yourself, there is nothing to be ashamed of.

                                  • WorldEagleKW
                                    WorldEagleKW  1 months back

                                    The problem I have with these feminists is that I never hear them complaining about the lack of equal representation in occupations like brick layers or street sweepers. However they pick the top of the social-economical hierarchy, where a very small percent of men mainly occupy, and demand equality of outcome. They ignore the fact that the majority of the human beings that are at the bottom are men. Their behavior and so-called “research” on feminism is dividing men and women. This is very vicious.
                                    Men and women have always struggled and worked together in the tough past. Can we just love each other?

                                    • filippo berti
                                      filippo berti  1 months back

                                      so what sould we do? I did't get the point here..

                                      • Anabella Dickson
                                        Anabella Dickson  1 months back

                                        It seems that parents get blamed for teens being narcissistic but the media is grooming kids into being huge consumers. When they watch tv, go to school and talk with their peers, when they go to the movies or the malls when they are on social media.....parental shields are being broken down and the media gains access into kids minds and lures them into buying stuff that suppossedly makes them more attractive, more popular etc etc. It was mobile phones that started the whole selfie phenomenon along with fb....they make $$$$ from kids getting their parents to buy them iphones with the latest cameras it's twitch and live streaming...Parents are as much media victims as are their kids.

                                        • Melissa Lynn
                                          Melissa Lynn  2 months back

                                          im convinced there is no benefit in social media, i invite a debate

                                          • Samuel Adams
                                            Samuel Adams  2 months back

                                            lovely great talk

                                            • hendrix4151
                                              hendrix4151  2 months back

                                              nothing wrong with posting pictures of yourself taken from a distance but close up selfies are the worst.

                                              • J Stone
                                                J Stone  2 months back

                                                A woman making excuses for women’s behaviour, I’ve never seen that before...

                                                • S Fort
                                                  S Fort  2 months back

                                                  Look at all the men upset telling women why THEY do what they do. Men always think they can tell women why they act a certain way

                                                  • Bob Anderson
                                                    Bob Anderson  3 weeks back

                                                    Because men have finally figured women out. Cat's out of the bag. Just search the red pill or MGTOW

                                                • Thony6000
                                                  Thony6000  3 months back

                                                  Lol she's one of them 😂 narcissistic and shallow

                                                  • Robo Faust
                                                    Robo Faust  3 months back

                                                    Yet another worthy and fascinating subject is consumed by social justice activism... could have saved so much time by just screaming "PATRIARCHY!".

                                                    • Mary Perez
                                                      Mary Perez  3 months back

                                                      Loved your talk! When I was young, I dressed up and tried to look pretty so I could attract my future husband. I wanted him to fall in love with me at first sight. So of course, I had to always be prepared. Girls are just using selfies to attract their future husbands. It's harmless.

                                                      • ze LONDON
                                                        ze LONDON  3 months back

                                                        Please stop spreading this ... misconception! That's exactly what is wrong with the world - waste of time and afford proving that Earth is flat!

                                                        • Jamie Keeney
                                                          Jamie Keeney  3 months back

                                                          This wasn’t even about narcissism. God bless our men. Now off to find what I was looking for.

                                                          • Patrick Hood
                                                            Patrick Hood  3 months back

                                                            Love how she some how finds a way to position the woman as the victim while justifying the action.. bahahaha. What a sick joke.

                                                            • Patrick Hood
                                                              Patrick Hood  3 months back

                                                              She's literally having a book read her mind outwards onto the world. She's possessed by a false ideology, rather than a generator of unique thought.

                                                              • lockandloadlikehell
                                                                lockandloadlikehell  4 months back

                                                                She should have her clothes off.

                                                                • Beat89 Widmer
                                                                  Beat89 Widmer  4 months back

                                                                  This lady is very delusional.

                                                                  • Arianna Cortez
                                                                    Arianna Cortez  4 months back

                                                                    I came for a valid point, not a bias

                                                                    • NINE BALL GAMING
                                                                      NINE BALL GAMING  4 months back

                                                                      Jesus Christ. Anyone can get on Ted Talks now.

                                                                      • Edward Overkleeft
                                                                        Edward Overkleeft  4 months back

                                                                        Folks always say they value their privacy but then post themselves and family all over social media. Hypocrisy at its highest

                                                                        • Mal Bruni
                                                                          Mal Bruni  4 months back

                                                                          Vice versa. Women are attracted to men

                                                                          • John Hooper
                                                                            John Hooper  5 months back

                                                                            Again women are presented as victims.. Entitled narcisstic behavior.. Oh of course we need go blame men..

                                                                            • Ronin Butterfield
                                                                              Ronin Butterfield  5 months back

                                                                              Go MGTOW!

                                                                              • Ming.OnMongo
                                                                                Ming.OnMongo  5 months back

                                                                                'Fish lips' still look pretty stoopid, regardless the 'reason'.

                                                                                • Poetic Merci’
                                                                                  Poetic Merci’  5 months back

                                                                                  Men are not the problem. The lack of a man (is the problem) a father. A father to teach them love and self beauty this as well goes for mothers in this generation because rather than teach them how to carry them selves like women they’re in the downstairs bathroom taking a selfie while the daughters upstairs or a times the ones taking the picture for them. So instead blaming men let’s take a look a the first man who came to her life(or didn’t). It’s so unfortunate...if this what’s going on now what’s this world gonna look like 30 years from now.

                                                                                  • brake chamber
                                                                                    brake chamber  5 months back

                                                                                    White woman point of view

                                                                                    • D MAN
                                                                                      D MAN  5 months back

                                                                                      If the people from TED talking about it you know it's bad and has only gotten worse.

                                                                                      • kslaw
                                                                                        kslaw  6 months back

                                                                                        Buck up, ladies

                                                                                        • Kellie Cronogue
                                                                                          Kellie Cronogue  6 months back

                                                                                          All the aggressive and rude guys commenting on this, you aren't helping yourselves 😂

                                                                                          • rishkabrenna
                                                                                            rishkabrenna  6 months back

                                                                                            why women are drawn to selfies? simple, they all wanna be the most hot, cute & beautiful because eceryone dreams about being famous & having people talk about how pretty they are. it's just narcissism, nothing more. men do need to stop praising this pretentious behaviour, women feed off the attention. the selfietaker has a desperate need for validation, wants to hear how pretty she is. very sad, men are actually doing the same & both women & men throw me off by this behaviour. stay true, stay humble, stay real

                                                                                            • ジェネレーションニュー

                                                                                              Stupidest TED talk I've ever heard. Can I do a TED talk? Sound like just about anyone could.