I always hear about women complaing how men create this unrealistic image and how women are having this perfect body image of a woman shoved in their faces. But if you just look at any magazine, ad or movie with a guy who has his shirt off they always have an unrealistic body image for the guys too.
Women act like they are the only victims of hollywood making them feel insecure. But I feel insecure too because everywhere I go it looks like all the men in TV/Movies/Ads have six pack abs and perfect biceps.
Anybody else notice this about feminists?
- Yes, feminists never mention the unrealistic standards of men's beauty8% (1)65% (13)42% (14)Vote
- No, women complain about men's unfair standards just as much as women's unfair standards38% (5)10% (2)21% (7)Vote
- I just think it's annoying for both genders to complain about Hollywood's standard of beauty54% (7)25% (5)37% (12)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
Well, I completely agree with you. I think that the normal man is underrepresented in modern media. And I think that it should be brought up more and addressed more. In fact, I believe that there should be equal concern for the beauty standards of both men and women that we are teaching to children, young adults, and even adults. I think one reason SOME feminists don't talk about how men are represented in modern media is because to most women I think that we have gotten it in out head that it's more acceptable for men not to fit into the perfect beauty standards, which, I understand, is not always the way that men feel. So I think that's it's not quite an issue of feminists not caring about how men feel or only caring about women being unrepresented it's that there isn't quite an understanding of how men feel. Obviously there are still a lot of things that need to be worked out in feminism but overall, at the heart of the movement, it's really an amazing cause. I believe that it's often defined incorrectly. It's not about women's rights. It's about men and women being equal and each gender (or non-binary) being seen equally under the law- which emcompasses women's rights within that. Hopefully, that was helpful in some way. Sorry if it was a little confusing.0
Most Helpful Guy
I agree with you that there is unrealistic beauty demands placed on both genders by media but feminists are single issue as are most others movements you very rarely have crossover in campaigns like you don't have anti racist campaigners highlighting animal rights.1