Recently, an online exhibit entitled Body Language: (re)Translating Our Images hosted by Xhibit P featured a poignant essay comparing gender perceptions of body image by Philadelphia-based pop culture writer Drew Shane.
He writes, “For many years studies have been conducted dissecting women but men are just as body conscious. We want to have the chiseled body. We want to look younger. We want that ideal healthy lifestyle. Hell, we want the Weight Watchers commercial belching Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” in front of a green screen too…wait that just might be me. Nevertheless, we only hear about women and the effects that the media has on them. Somehow their counterparts are forgotten.”
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