I’m not the one getting angry buddy
Sexism is a two way street. Men are raised the same exact way you know. They’re constantly told that they must be muscular, but not over the top muscular get a 6 pack and have a big piece of genitalia. Appearance is important in our culture. Do I agree with it being held to such a damn high regard? No, because it’s toxic. But we can’t just flat out ignore half of the victims of it either and literally spit in their face. Those jokes aren’t harmless, sexist jokes are never harmless.
If you want to promote body positivity, that’s fantastic! But pushing down half of the population while doing it makes your entire point moot. If the inverted post makes you upset, you should imagine that a male probably thought the same way of the original post- because trust me it happens.
Not every man is body conscious, but a good number of us are: we just aren’t encouraged to express our low self-esteem as much as women are, instead told to keep our problems to ourselves. Society holds up a female beauty ideal, that a women’s body should be a work of art, and this leads to low self-esteem in women who can’t live up to these impossible standards. Men, on the other hand, have traditionally been told that our bodies are ugly, fat, hairy, sweaty, utilitarian lumps just there to do women’s heavy lifting and definitely not to look at. Image-conscious men have a lot to be upset about.
But men are getting more and more objectified recently, to the extent where we now have almost as much as women to live up to. Every man you ever see topless, in adverts or films, is a muscular hulk. If “skinny” is unrealistic for women, these degree of devoted body sculpting is unrealistic for men. Accordingly, men are getting more and more body-conscious, with a decent number of them developing eating disorders (I’m also convinced that living in the gym to stop hating your body is a disorder in itself).
As it is, for whichever reason, men have body image issues. Jokes aren’t harmless, any more than they would be the other way around. You might be somehow immune to social pressures, which is great for you, but please don’t assume that everybody else shares that privilege. Show some respect to the people who don’t.
I remember seeing this short film a long time ago. Basically, this little machine sees a television with a pretty doll face. She wants to be just like what she sees on t.v, and changes her appearance. The standards get higher and higher (literally), but she tries earnestly.
You can see what happens in the end.This video leaves a powerful message about how our standards of beauty are too high and soon it becomes out of reach.
As one of the comments of the video says
"She was original but she died a copy."
a little girl who grows up thinking all doors are automatic but actually she’s haunted by a really polite ghost
Where did humans get the idea that we are the superior species and every other species was created for our consumption and exploitation