By Vivian Gurrola-Amissah |Staff Writer|
Today, society’s visual of a “Tumblr girl” is pretty feminine girls posting pictures of their trendy hairstyles, dressed in the most stylish hipster outfits, celebrity news, cliche quotes, and gifs on your favorite TV shows to spare.
For some reason Tumblr girls always seem to look better, maybe even perfect, through their corny quotes, animal videos, sunset pictures and mainstream radio songs.
Although, many girls have received plenty of criticism over the term “Tumblr girl,” many do not seek to realize it is not always about girls showing themselves off or their outfits.
Rapper G-Eazy talks about the blog site in his hit song “Tumblr girl,” which had many users upset with lyrics, “I’m in love with these Tumblr girls/ With skinny waists and drug habits/ Pretty faces love status/ She acts as if she’s the baddest.”
While watching the video student Leslie Fellon said, “The song is obviously terrible and does not reflect how women really showcase their life on Tumblr.”
Tumblr has become a creative outlet for imagniative people, a blog obsession of showcasing their life and sharing life experiences with the Internet.
Confidence and style are two of the main factors that are seen and dressing in the trendiest outfits is the start of it.
Investing in a good camera, creating a unique style, and visual art of their own to gain plenty of followers are a few things that help become “Tumblr famous.”
According to Digital Trends, “These girls are just more fashionable than the average, most girls do it for fun and not to become a professional model.”
Student Jocelyn Barajas said, “Every hipster girl has their own unique style, but some just enjoy attention.”
“Most girls are antisocial and turn to Tumblr as a home to [think freely] about themselves,” according to Urban Dictionary.
For many teens today, Tumblr has been a blog site where many share their lifestyle and express creativity, dressing or acting in a specific way but this is not necessarily a must for Tumblr users.
“Positive feedback is what makes users so addictive, and Tumblr is no exception, people want encouragement, and posting pictures is one of the easiest ways to get a cascade of digital applause,” according to Digital Trends.
“I don’t know why they make a big deal about these girls, they’re just like everybody else only they know how to really Photoshop a picture,” said student Marie Moreno.
Many students like Debbie Camacho and Kimberly Alvarez were unfamiliar with the term “Tumblr girl,” a term that has now been used to degrade women and continues to bring down feminism.
These girls are continuously being degraded for showcasing what “seems” to be a perfect life to society but failing to realize Tumblr as a way to express their confidence and creativity to the world.