heathersobsessers:

biggest-gaudiest-fish:

the-finishing-move:

sea-anon:

randomslasher:

xxleondraxx:

ladywordfighter:

safety-officer-barto:

nicthefanboy:

emile8:

squided:

squided:

WHEN WILL PEOPLE FUCKING REALIZE THAT

image

MEN

image

ALSO

image

ARE

image

GIVEN

image

UNREALISTIC

image

EXPECTATIONS

image

DO YOU HAVE ANY FUCKING IDEA

image

HOW IMPOSSIBLE IT IS

image

TO LOOK LIKE THIS???

image

IT’S 100% FUCKING ILLOGICAL TO EXPECT MEN TO HAVE THIS RIPPED SIX-PACK ABS AND BE SKINNY AND HAVE PERFECT SKIN AND FACIAL COMPLEXION!  MEN ALSO EXPERIENCE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE WITH OUR BODIES ALL. THE. FUCKING. TIME.

I’m bringing back the REAL post.  For those of you who care enough about how body image issues effect BOTH MEN AND WOMEN and how ignoring men with eating disorders or who have depression or deep insecurities because of their body image is not just ignorant, but it’s horribly insulting.  Making fun of this post means you are telling men who feel degraded that they should feel bad about themselves and that they don’t mean anything.  For everyone who reblogged the posts that made fun of this original post, shame on you.  I’m very disappointed.  Please share the original because this is an important issue.

Also raised to my attention is I neglected to add people of color to this post, I am sorry for my negligence so I shall add bonus images here of unrealistic expectations for men of every race, I chose Men’s Health Magazine because it’s extremely popular in telling men how to look:

image
image
image
image
image

No, guys, you don’t understand. I just got so relieved seeing this original post again that I nearly cried.

Bless the blog that brought the original back!

Here’s the original post without some of you asshats changing the pictures

This is actually the VERY FIRST TIME I’ve seen the original post, which goes to show how quickly people turned it into a joke. I confess that I did laugh at some of the absurd replacement images in the other versions, and I feel guilty for that now because I, like many, was missing an extremely important message.

To all of my male followers who struggle with self-esteem: I support you too. Even though I’m really quiet and have a bad habit of going weeks or months without posting, I WILL be there for you if you come to me wanting to talk or just vent. That’s a promise.

Another thing to note that in all, ALL, of those pictures the men are actively flexing. And often such defenition for shoots is exaggerated by dehydration, airbrushing and photoshopping. That chiseled look isn’t a look you can acheive at rest without literal implants. Here are 2 examples of flexed vs relaxed:

And you know what? Dollars to doughnuts none of the above muscular looking guys are as strong as these men:

These are strongmen. These are the bodies of men that train for strength, not defenition. These guys can practically lift cars and drag trains.

So men of the world that get depressed about not looking like you just stepped off a magazine cover, relax. You don’t have to look like that. You are handsome, beautiful and fantastic the way you are.

To all my beautiful boys <3 Please read and heed. You’re amazing, and you don’t have to look any particular way. This goes for transboys too. You’re handsome no matter what!!!

This is so important!! Like my dad looks fat but he’s mostly super strong

its posts like this that make me wanna keep on living and still feel a little good about myself

6 pack abs are out, viking/barbarian bodies are in

Guys, you’re beautiful or handsome, whichever you prefer no matter how you look and I’m so sorry that anyone ever told you or made you think that you weren’t.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.