It seems to me that self-objectification would be a problem in any society that values external appearance. But why then are some people more susceptible to it than others? And how do people respond to self-objectification? If selfies are a signal of self-objectification, how do others treat people who post more (versus less) selfies (a sort of meta-self-objectification if you will)? I'm clearly not a big fan of the heavily curated nature of social networking sites, but at the same time, I can't help but feel sadness for those who have started self-objectifying. Ultimately, there will come a time when no number of filters or photo-manipulation will make those selfies acceptable, and what happens then? What happens after years of cultivating an external appearance at the cost of other pursuits whose benefits are not displayed outwardly?