We all know about how the incredibly thin, beautiful and young models we constantly see in the media might make us feel ugly, fat, unworthy, depressed and discontented with our looks.
Did you know men can also be affected by the muscular Superman image they see in commercials and glossy magazines? A research I've read some time ago in International Journal of Eating Disorders states that men who are constantly exposed to such images may feel not masculine enough.
According to this research, men might suffer from a body image disorder called muscle dysmorphia – feeling their muscle mass is not big enough while in fact it is normal and fits the healthy standard for their age group. This may lead men (especially the young ones) to use steroids and put themselves under unnecessary health risk.
When will we take action to stop what I call the Media Madness? It destroys our self-image. It makes us feel ugly for absolutely no reason. Let's do something and make a stand against it! Let's keep in mind that men are masculine and women are feminine and we all can be happy and loved even if we don't perfectly fit the cultural norms of beauty.
... Just a random thought, before we continue with "Dedicated Daughters" tomorrow. I hope everyone are having a lovely day.