04.20.131:48 PM ET

College Women Would Rather Selfie Than Study

New research shows school work suffers from social media.

Perfect hair and lighting is essential for a good selfie, but ain't nobody got time for that. However, according to a new study by the Miriam Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral and Preventative Medicine, college women are spending more of their precious time perfecting their social media identities than they are on their studies."We found women who spend more time using some forms of media report fewer academic behaviours, such as completing homework and attending class, lower academic confidence and more problems affecting their school work, like lack of sleep and substance use," said Jennifer Walsh, the studies lead researcher.
Felicia Capon, a recent graduate and writer for The Telegraph, took issue with the study, arguing that men are just as consumed with their food flicks and Facebook likes as women. "I have clear memories, while I was studying for my diploma in law, of sitting at the back of a lecture theatre, while before me a sea of identical laptop screens showed the same cricket match," she said. Capon argues that this study perpetuates the stigma of women being “vulnerable” and “psychologically dependent” ignoring the ways in which the Internet has actually benefitted the women’s movement. Looks like Capon won’t be “liking” their Facebook page.