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You’re Not Staring at Yourself on Zoom, You’re Judging Yourself

How that little image of your face on video chat harms your self-image through ‘self-objectification’

Businesswoman having a video call meeting with her team.
Photo: Luis Alvarez/Getty Images

I’ve never looked at myself as frequently as I do these days. Before the pandemic turned me into a remote worker, I’d see my own image a few times a day — while getting ready in the…

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Ellie Anderson, Ph.D.

Ellie Anderson, Ph.D.

Ellie Anderson is a professor at Pomona College and co-host of Overthink podcast. She specializes in European philosophy & feminist theory.