The Problem with the Weinstein Dilemma

The Problem with the Weinstein Dilemma

Consistently, I’m seeing tweets appear in my newsfeed including the phrase #MeToo. For those who don’t know, this is a recent expression meant to acknowledge individuals who have had to handle experiences of sexual harassment or assault. The man that can be blamed for starting this trend is Harvey Weinstein, a huge Hollywood film producer and the co-founder of Miramax.

The man began receiving negative social perspective after claims were made earlier this month by big stars such as Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow. With further allegations being made by other celebrities going as far as to say that Harvey raped them (he disputes these accusations), a movement of sorts has been spreading across social media. All revolving around the #MeToo. Continue reading

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Social Media’s Role in Social Anxiety

Social Media’s Role in Social Anxiety

Introduction

Maybe you’re someone like me who┬ásuffers from social anxiety. You live day by day feeling lonelier and lonelier. I’d like to start by reminding you that you’re not alone.

If you’re not someone like me, then I ask simply that you try to understand before reading on. People generally feel sensitive about this topic and don’t like to bring it up. I know I feel reluctant writing about it.

An article stumbled across my desk recently discussing social media and its effect on people with social anxiety. This caught my interest because I don’t use social media much myself. Yet, I’ve been attempting to recently as I endeavor to make a living freelance writing. I’ve been struggling and this article confirmed why.

To sum it up, people with social anxiety tend to focus too much on everyone else’s appearace on screen. Often feeling self-conscious about their own page.

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