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There is a current Internet trend involving tween girls posting videos on YouTube asking commenters if they are pretty or ugly. As one might guess, anonymous Internet commenters tend to offer up particularly vicious feedback. This phenomenon exists along a spectrum of small and large occurrences, both public and private, which form the process of marginalization for women in America.

This video pairs found YouTube clips of tweens alongside reenactments. Each tween has an older adult woman performing a verbatim reenactment of her YouTube plea. The tweens and women have never met, yet they are connected.

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