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  2. dumbfricker:

    REBLOG if you AGREE

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    Excuse the dirty mirror, off to my favourite city for a day or two 👌

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    ahmoses:

    one of my favourite pictures on tumblr

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  6. shercockandmycrotch:

    everyone needs a waving snail on their blog

    i feel that if I scroll past this and don’t reblog it the snail is going to look to the ground and cry

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    girlgrowingsmall:

    realbodyrevolution:

    Men’s Body Image & the Drive for Muscularity

    Notes from a Lecture by Dr. Don McCreary

    History:

    • back in 1995 it was believed that men were satisfied with their bodies but this belief was based on men scoring low on surveys about thinness
    • not surprisingly, men place less emphasis on thinness and traditional dieting
    • realization was made that the surveys were asking the wrong questions!

    Male Ideal

    • men would rather be big then small & the ideal is muscular
    • the drive for muscularity – internalized beliefs that muscular is ideal and the drive to achieve it
    • self-report studies show that men with average body sizes want to gain 33 lbs of muscle
    • men believe their size + 33 lbs of muscle is what women want
    • the reality is that women’s ideal is very close to men’s average body size
    • side note: height is also a major component of male body image and studies consistently show that when men are asked to report their height they reported significantly higher than they were

    Media’s Role

    • cultivation hypothesis – the more media saturation of certain types of images (ie. Muscular men or thin women) the more likely people are to believe it as reality and internalize it as ideal
    • for example, studies of shut-ins show that they believe society to be much more dangerous than reality and this misconception comes from spending too much time watching the news
    • action figures have become hyper-muscular over the past 25 years, a trend that is particularly present in G. I. Joe and superhero figures like Batman and Superman
    • if you take G. I. Joe’s stats and translate them to real life, no competitive weight lifter could achieve the muscle size of G.I. Joe
    • video gaming magazines also leads to increase in the drive for muscularity as images are hulkingly muscular but this increase only occurs in white males
    • studies of advertising show that frequent exposure to ads with higher muscle mass led to higher levels of muscle dissatisfaction (video has shown larger impact than still images)
    • what is interesting is that if men are shown images of objectified women it makes them want to be more muscular and increases levels of hostility and anxiety

    Muscle Dysmorphia

    • muscle dysmorphia is a growing problem and is a component of Body Dysmorphia Disorder
    • BDD in women manifests with weight but with men it manifests in one of three areas: muscles, lack of hair and penis size
    • 28-68% of average weight men believe they are underweight
    • underweight men have similar psychological instabilities as women who are overweight
    • surprisingly, overweight men are more psychologically sound and feel more attractive

    Because ladies aren’t the only ones who are surrounded by unrealistic and over-exaggerated body standards.

    This

    Smh society, SMH. Seriously, why don’t people just stop with these unrealistic expectations. Girls are self conscious because they don’t look like Barbie while guys are self conscious because they don’t look like the G.I. Joe doll. We’re humans, not plastic play toys that are manufactured to look the same. This is real life, let’s grow up. 

    ^THIS

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