The concept of the word 'selfie' is cherished by both men and women. However, the degree to which both genders are obsessed with it is different. According to research, it has been found out that women like taking more selfies compared to men. The reason for this obsession cannot be far-fetched. Women like to be appreciated, and they will go to any length to achieve this.
And also, the creation of social media sites like facebook, twitter, Instagram, etc., has made the selfie a good way for women to be showing their faces so that they can draw huge attention from people. While some women do this naturally, others are doing it for different ulterior motives. Although men also like taking selfies, you can't compare the rate to that of women. This is why you will see a woman posting a selfie on Instagram, and she would be having 100 of comments, whereas a man, on the other hand, won't generate up to that comments.
It depends on what kind of selfie and where you find your research. Some studies indicate that men take more selfies than women do. Most people assume that women take more selfies. It might not be so much that women take more selfies, but men and women indeed take selfies differently.
Men are more likely to send pics that are more appropriate and casual, which paints them in a non-threatening or non-sexual light. This is generally because men are often made fun of by their 'boys,' or labeled as being gay or metrosexual for taking selfies. On the other hand, women are almost expected to take selfies, especially if they are sexual.