While I am against many of the ideals the media has about women, I feel men may have it worse.
Yes, with women, the really thin models seem to be the ideal. However, there are thicker women that are portrayed. There are portrayals of all kinds of women. For some, you may have to look a little harder but they are there. Even for larger women, there are "chubby chasers," and all kinds of things. Also, no matter what shape you are, you can find a style that is going to work for you. No, you may not end up looking like Tyra Banks, but you can dress to emphasize or hide certain features.
However, for men, there are a lot fewer ideals. There is the large muscular man, and the thinner but still muscular man. There is the "nerd" but its like the "Seth Rogan" idea. where Its either not portrayed as much or its still in the safe zone. When it comes to women's love of men, I never hear about "chub chasers" or fetishes for various types of men. Men don't even have the option of wearing different clothes to emphasize or hide features. For the most part a tee shirt is a tee shirt. You can wear them tighter, but there isn't much variation.
I must say, I feel a lot worse for men
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Don't feel bad for them. Honestly.
An overweight man will always have a higher percent chance of getting hitched than an overweight woman.
It`s not a big deal at all when a guy has a few extra pounds. Girls will just pat his belly and call him her "teddy bear".
The woman will then boast about how protected she feels around a man so large, even if it's all fat and no muscle.
Which is nice. Because what the hell would a guy call a woman after he pats her belly?
she's his "whale"?
In regards to clothing, we have different outfits that flatter our bodies because WE HAVE TO! To look good for our men.
Men don't have those things because it doesn't matter!
We have to put on a nice dress, high heels, do up our hair, and makeup and smell nice. All a guy has to do is roll out of bed, and don jeans and a t-shirt to look handsome no matter what his size. And really...when you think about it...what the hell else are they gonna wear?
Hey, and at least guys like Seth Rogan are in Hollywood! He's not very fit, and not necessarily that good looking. But women do find him attractive because he's really funny. A larger woman who's funny won't be any hotter than Rosie O'Donell.
I bet you can't name a single prevalent woman in Hollywood right now that is on the larger size and still as successful as him? Oprah doesn't count. Don't worry, I'll wait.
I mean, you could say Queen Latifah or something else as equally lame, but no one finds her hot, we all know it. No one looks at her in a sexual way in the media.
And even though the media is beginning to have a larger portrayal of women, it is only en lieu of all the rail thin models dropping dead, and a public outrcry to do so. Really, when you think about it, the models that we call plus-sized, are really just average sized women, but only look bigger because they're still trying to fight ladies like Kate Moss for air time on magazines or runways.