There’s so much blah blah blah about how girls are intimidated by media images that drive them to stop eating, or over-eat, or cause whatever their girly self-image problems are.
Everybody seems to forget the boys. Not only are we expected to be barrel-chested studs, of the heterosexual variety of course, but every single thing a little boy does is a jugement on his masculinity. Boys don’t play with Barbies! That’s a sissy game. You’re not a man if you do this or that, a boy is seen as weak if he’s not somebody’s idea of what it means to “be a man.”
So basically, stop bitching ladies. Boys are getting a message too.
I’m not out to change the world (too much effort not enough reward) but I can change myself. My choice is to define myself; fuck all else.