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The Conspicuous Trap of Desire in the Social Media Era

The Conspicuous Trap of Desire in the Social Media Era

The apps present the ability to custom order a person with the same ease one might order Grubhub. However, that accessibility doesn't mean we should treat preferences for human beings similarly, especially without critical examination of those preferences. On the other side, users find themselves focusing on what they can do to keep getting attention from other people on the app. The apps force users to carve away important parts of their identity until only the desirable parts are left.

They Aren't Just Preferences: Questions Around Attraction, Objectification, and Fetishizing

They Aren't Just Preferences: Questions Around Attraction, Objectification, and Fetishizing

Sexual attraction is and will continue to be a part of human existence that has many gray and unlit areas. Scientists and social theorists are constantly looking at ways to explain how and why we choose the people we fall in love with as well as the people with whom we spend the night. When it comes to the sexual attraction to or against a certain group of people, though, we have to look inward and ask ourselves the heavy questions while trying to understand why we make the choices that we do.