Not-so private parts

Kirjoittaja on New Yorkissa varttunut ja Helsingissä naisistunut copywriter.

Dear Lissu,

Try to stop worrying so much. There’s not a hell of a lot you can do to change the situation. Live as normally as you can. Don’t instill fear in your kids. Laugh every day. If you spend your life hiding in your apartment watching CNN, they (whichever ”they” it is you’re most worried about) have definitely won. Get that selfie stick and let the world – at least the Facebook world – see you with a smile on your face.

Now, to be clear, when I say get the selfie stick and let the world see you smiling, I am referring to your face. Please, I beg you, don’t use it to take any pictures you (or I as your mother) might regret. And if you must, please DON’T use an iPhone to upload them to the clouds!

In my day if you wanted to take pictures you didn’t want anyone to see, you used a Polaroid camera and kept them in a shoebox in your closet. Today’s technology makes your business everyone’s business.

Personally what I don’t understand is why so many people are “ready for their close-up”.  I mean, I can’t think of any celebrities who weren’t on that list. I can only imagine how proud their parents must be. Although, come to think of it Kim Kardashian’s mother probably really was proud. Maybe they can make it their family Christmas card this year.

Anyway, I guess my advice in a nutshell is this: Stop worrying about politics and start focusing your energy on something really important, like all those poor celebrities’ vaginas floating around the internet.

Say “cheese”, Mom