It's a topic that's been discussed time and time again. Having said that I've never actually seen someone actually explain, why todays body standard is both unhealthy mentally and physically. It affects both men and women.
Men have to be muscular and tall. Women have to be skinny yet curvy. Numerous photos of especially girls, but also men, showing off their bodies, are posted onto social media every day. Being extremely muscular or for some impossibly skinny, is praised on social media.
There's just a slight problem; No one can tell the difference between the ones who look like this naturally, and the ones who've tortured their own bodies into looking this certain way. There is simply no way of telling the difference through social media. But no one healthy wants to be treated as a sick person and, in truth, no one sick wants to be treated as a healthy person. Maybe they think they do, but in reality, every time you tell a sick person, that they look good, what goes through their mind is "does this mean I wouldn't if I weren't abusing myself". And even if the person is healthy and getting those comments, people who are sick, reading those comments will inevitably think "but I don't look like that".
On the flip side, there are also people who are obese, pretending like THEY are the image of health. And at the same time, people in the comment section are praising them for "being themselves". No, I'm not saying that people should be rude or anything like that. It also should be said, that a person, of course, genetically, can be more prone to become overweight.
Being unhealthy, malnourished or obese, should never be glorified.
The thing is, that people never understand, that the difference between being overweight/underweight and being sick is impossible to separate, unless you ARE that person. People will never stop posting those pictures, and people will never stop commenting, but if they don't understand the effects of their comment or their post, that's a problem.