There is a difference in how we deal with body image
I was talking to my brother about women’s attitudes towards their bodies, especially regarding weight/fat, and when he said “most guys don’t notice/care about that kind of thing,” I tried to explain why it was a lot more complicated than that. I ended up telling this story.
Body image is something that’s so hard to talk about, and it’s hard to express body positivity without sounding cheesy, false, or overly simplistic. But I’m gonna try. This is only my own experience, and it didn’t magically cure me of all my body image issues - but it was a major turning point for me nonetheless.
Love it. Especially in contrast to this horrific thing contrasting He-Man and Barbie, which was shared by a handful of people on Facebook. Don’t quite know how to articulate all of this, the fat husband / beautiful wife thing, how male actors are allowed to get older, but their female counterparts are not, male fantasies in comic book bodies etc, without running a little seminar on it all.