Attention Ladies AND Gentleman: Body Image, Revisited
For a long time, body image has largely been considered a women’s issue, but this is not at all the case! There is, in fact, increasing awareness of Photoshopping of media photos of female models and celebrities, but what many people don’t know is that similar photos of men are subject to the same type of digital enhancement. Women and girls may now be wary of idolizing such photos because of their unrealistic nature, but men and boys are now susceptible to believing in these harmful notions of attractiveness. So the next time you see a beautiful woman pictured in a magazine and think, “She doesn’t really look that perfect,” just remember: the male model pictured a couple pages ahead doesn’t really look that perfect either… No one does.