Tag Archives: body image

Reddit Loves the Body Hate

TW for body policing and hat tip to Kate. Brought to us courtesy of the Funny reddit, we have an alleged “joke” that has many unique traits, such as not being remotely funny, unless you happen to be amused by … Continue reading

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The Masculinization of Femme Stuff

(Hat tip to dreamwaffles.) Autostraddle and Ms. Blog have the news about an interesting new advertising sins and the latest mutation of femmephobia. I mean, kind of news. It’s from, erm, two months ago. Ozy is known for many things, but … Continue reading

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The Before Body

(Hat tip to Sociological Images.) Below the cut, we have a fascinating video in which a man becomes both the “before” and the “after” body for a weight-loss, muscle-gain ad– within only a few hours. To get the after body, he … Continue reading

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Pictures of Real Penises, Breasts

(Trans people, I am totally ignoring y’all for the purposes of this post. Sorry. But the way gender dysphoria makes people dislike their bodies is, while related, different enough that it really deserves its own post.) The average person has … Continue reading

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The Beauty Myth And The Success Myth: Ozy’s Law In Action

Over Thanksgiving weekend, I was talking with my brother, and we were bemoaning something I’ve bemoaned with other men on many occasions: the bloody impossibility of convincing the women we love that they’re beautiful. Those with a woman that they … Continue reading

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Twilight, Bieber, and Valentino

There is a subset of the female gaze that causes much kerfluffle amongst a lot of guys, and it tends to occur in an incredibly predictable pattern. Now, for purposes of this post, we will be assuming that female desire … Continue reading

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Big Fellas And Fashion

Courtesy of ocelot in the open thread, check out this article in New York Magazine about the nonexistence of plus-size male models in fashion. Note phrasing: not dearth, not paucity, not lack of exposure, nonexistence. (As with so much else … Continue reading

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