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Sun Jan 19, 2014, 03:46 AM

Why Men Never Discuss Body Image Issues [View all]

During a recent conversation with my close friend Daryl, a very interesting topic came up. A topic that I've never really touched on, thought about or discussed prior to that conversation -- body image.

It's no secret that women have been battling this for years and even today, with all of our modern advancements, it's evident that we still have a long way to go.

With societies hand on the pulse of popularity, I'm often left to wonder -- why don't men ever talk about body image issues?

Would we be deemed sensitive or weak if we discussed the dissatisfaction of our appearance? Would we not be looked at as protectors and/or leaders if we honestly admitted that we have physical insecurities? Has pop culture demoralized morality and influenced masculinity to the point that men have disassociated themselves with the authenticity of vulnerability?

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This is something men really should be discussing. IMO, it is becoming a real problem, especially with boys. I know I have had these issues, and still struggle with them. When I was in my 20's, I "took up" bulimia in order to control my weight (I was about 120# and 5'7". This past year there were months where I would refuse to look into a mirror, unless it was too fix my hair, and then I always had my shirt on at the time. I have noticed more and more men are concerned with their body image and how others perceive them.

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