Originally Posted by berryblondeboys
Really, it's the women who are critical of other women. Men are MUCH more forgiving of our bodies and our flaws. Are there some men creeps? Yes, but it's the women who are pouring over the photos and calling another woman fat, etc. They do it because it makes them feel better to criticize OTHER people's flaws.
And men are not off the hook either. They need to be buff. They need to be cut. There is enormous pressure on men too to be "perfect" and that is evidenced by the rising eating disorders in young men too.
I agree, body image issues are a two way street though. Women are much to blame as anyone, we are the ones who buy fashion magazines with impossible standards and men see that we do that. It's only logical that if men see women striving for a certain ideal that they in turn would believe that is what they should be attracted to.
And I am pretty sure Ryan Gosling's naked scene in Crazy Stupid Love was done for the women not for men!