A 2009 study from the University of Iowa showed that photos of male bodies in The Advocate and Out magazines became thinner and more muscular from 1967 to 2008. Gay men in this study compared themselves to images found in media. If their body did not match those found in the images, the men reported dissatisfaction with their bodies and decreased self-esteem.
A very good article on how as gay men we drive our selves by this unhealthy ideal of what the male body should look like and if we were able to achieve this ideal every thing would be perfect for us. I think most of us can see how the fashion industry has been destructive to woman’s self esteem, but can we see it in our self?
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