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The topic during this mental health awareness weak is female body issues? Why is the mainstream media & society as a whole only highlight female body issues and fail to acknowledge the body issues men face?

Female body issues is mostly centralised with their weight and hair length but with men go through much worse such as muscle dysmorphia, acne, body hair on embarrassing places, must have nice hair, ingrown hair, not having defined jawline, not being 6ft tall. Many of issues men go through can’t be but women could always change their weight or choose what they with their hair.
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yes, men do suffer with body issues
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(Original post by AnxiousAtypical)
The topic during this mental health awareness weak is female body issues? Why is the mainstream media & society as a whole only highlight female body issues and fail to acknowledge the body issues men face?

Female body issues is mostly centralised with their weight and hair length but with men go through much worse such as muscle dysmorphia, acne, body hair on embarrassing places, must have nice hair, ingrown hair, not having defined jawline, not being 6ft tall. Many of issues men go through can’t be but women could always change their weight or choose what they with their hair.
Not disagreeing with men suffering from body issues and believe that that should be spoken about

However, never heard of woman body issues being centered around hair length (genuinally never heard of anyone complain or feel self-conscious about it).
Woman also experience body hair on embarrassing places (plus high expectations for removing it). Plus also experience ingrown hair, needing nice hair, also tend to want more defined jawlines etc....

Both sexes experience similar problems
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(Original post by AnxiousAtypical)
The topic during this mental health awareness weak is female body issues? Why is the mainstream media & society as a whole only highlight female body issues and fail to acknowledge the body issues men face?

Female body issues is mostly centralised with their weight and hair length but with men go through much worse such as muscle dysmorphia, acne, body hair on embarrassing places, must have nice hair, ingrown hair, not having defined jawline, not being 6ft tall. Many of issues men go through can’t be but women could always change their weight or choose what they with their hair.
This week is focussing on body image, and this includes that of everyone. It isn't just for women and we've got a thread up centred around men

A lot of the issues you describe can be faced by anyone. That's why we need to talk more about body image issues and societal expectations. Some specific things are more common in women or men than others, but we shouldn't be focussing on who has it worse because body image issues are so individual to each person. It's important that we talk about it as openly as we can and in a diverse way so that everyone can feel represented in the discussion and real change and progress can be made. It should never be about making it men Vs women. Instead, talk about your own experiences or how men are protected in the media and how this affects men in society. Open up productive and thought provoking discussions instead of making it a competition. That's how progress is made
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Watch movies watch tv. How many women are allowed to get over 35 or 40? Blonde women are preferable over brunettes also and that is changing however, only recently. Women are supposed to have great bodies not only on tv but the movies but as news anchors also. How many news women are allowed to age? Not a whole lot. Fearing to touch on men's issues, I will stop. It's difficult to write about body issues and appearances of either sex without comparing the two.
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