Why do men body shame other men?

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Even the men who have a no-judgment policy toward women's bodies have no issue partaking in bodyshaming of other men. Just curious why, because I haven't observed the same phenomenon in women.
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You’ve never seen women body-shame other women? With all due respect, you must be living under a rock.
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You’ve never seen women body-shame other women? With all due respect, you must be living under a rock.
Atleast not to the same extent. Women are less likely to fat shame other women, but men making fun of other men's penis, height or weight is a regular occurence
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Body shaming **to an extent** can be a good thing

As a pretty fat male myself, remembering the kids from school calling me chubby and stuff is one of my main motivators whenever I'm in the gym

If fat was not shamed then it is possible that more people would simply not care about being overweight
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It just shows their own insecurities tbh, they want to deflect onto others so no one notices their own.
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In my experience, women are on balance way worse than blokes for this
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(Original post by robin1123)
Atleast not to the same extent. Women are less likely to fat shame other women, but men making fun of other men's penis, height or weight is a regular occurence
I've seen women doing all of these things online, particularly the first two. Don't know what you're getting at
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(Original post by robin1123)
Atleast not to the same extent. Women are less likely to fat shame other women, but men making fun of other men's penis, height or weight is a regular occurence
at school yes
not so much when youre a fully grown man
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Dudes are becoming just as bishhy as women nowadays, its pretty pathetic.
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Men aren't preoccupied with other guys appearance the same way women are about other women. There's no b*tchy texts, gossiping or conspiring. The last time I saw my friend I said to him 'Jesus you're well in to the obese zone now' and he replied 'says you, you fat *******', and that was the end of it. No malice involved and we certainly don't discuss knob sizes.
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I don't think men do body shame often? Not as much as women anyway. Sure, men take the mick out of skinny and fat guys - but rightly so, they can do better than that. Fat people especially need to hear it if you ask me, because usually it's a form of encouragement to lose weight - harsh encouragement but encouragement nonetheless.

I think the main difference is that men often body shame for other men not meeting good fitness standards, while women do so far more in physical traits one might not be able to control like the size of ones hips or broad shoulders. I think that's much more psychologically damaging than telling a fat bloke to lose the pounds if you ask me, since the latter is actually achievable. :yy:
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