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When does posting a photo on social media of something you use on a daily basis represent more than simply sharing a slice of your life with your followers?

It’s a question that took on new relevance last week as hundreds of social media users posted images of their handbags alongside a hashtag titled “女の価値を決めるバッグ” (“Onna no kachi o kimeru baggu,” or “Bags that determine a woman’s value”) in an attempt to mock a disparaging comment someone had posted online.

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