Visual rhetoric in a post-feminist era.
The use of selfies on the internet as an answer to the exploitation, sexualisation en objectification of the female body in today's consumer society manifests itself as a new tendency within (post-)feminism. This tendency is situated mainly on the internet and floods social media and blogs with snapshots of self aware teenagers in provocative poses and/or with eccentric looks. However, there is a thin line between the random selfie and the selfie as an activist tool for a feminist discourse, which has caused a lot of criticism and rejection from within the movement itself. Artists such as Katie Cercone, Amalia Ulman, Juno Calypso and Ann Hirsh make the distinction between cheap selfies and the intentional politicized self-recording in an artistic oeuvre.