Okay, boo hoo, so every male character -of the vast majority of male characters- isn’t Prince Charming. How sad, cry me a river. How dare they have male characters who are fat or stupid. Not all men are like that. We should have more handsome, smart, muscular men on TV, to accurately portray the true glory of mankind.
When they are portrayed as being sexy, hot, glorious males, it’s putting soooooo much pressure on the poor dears. Seriously?
The number of men in the media is so high, you can find no end of whatever sort of men you want. Fat unkempt men? You’ve got it. Realistically handsome and smart men? You’ve got it. Geeky men? Tons of them. Muscular eye-candy? Yup.
With so. Many. Men in the media, there’s bound to be a certain amount of them portraying some variety of men or the other. Just because some of them are imperfect or some of them are unrealistically too perfect, doesn’t make men goddamn victims of the media.
Seriously, any man that wants to boycott a certain male stereotype will have a WEALTH of other media options to turn to. There are so many shows about each type, probably at least 5 popular ones right now that go for the “antisocial, geeky, brilliant but hilarious” sector.
Women on the other hand always have to be like, “Oh, this is kinda sexist. But there’s nothing that’s better so I’ll just have to pretend I didn’t notice that”
25 brief, delicious year.(From The Atlantic)
I was born in ‘85. Interesting to see just how fast things have changed.
Okay, cool graphic. But can we stop the bullshit discussions about how this is because people are too lazy to take care of their bodies? Can we finally address the ACTUAL root causes of this, like poverty (causing people to have no money for fresh foods, and NO TIME to prepare it because working three jobs is necessary just to pay the rent), food deserts (no access to healthy food), and lack of education (no, not that people think a Big Mac is healthy, but that they literally do not know how to cook and store food, because that’s something parents often teach and they have to time to do so - see above)?
Can we talk about how processed food is considerably cheaper and INFINITELY more convenient for working people than fresh food? Can we talk about how most agricultural subsidies underwrite the cost of processed food? Can we talk about the way physical education is being cut from schools all over the countries, and many after-school sports are making the transition from free for all to pay-to-play? Can we talk about how free of charge safe places for children (and adults) to exercise are more and more scarce, especially in urban areas?
Can we talk about how BMI, the formula used to measure “obesity rates,” is patently unscientific and absurd? And for the love of all that is good in the world, can we finally talk about how you can be healthy and obese at the same time?
No, of course not. Because then we’d have to stop shaming people for their bodies - fuck off, Atlantic.
^^ I was waiting for good commentary on this before I reblogged. Thank you.
It’s okay kitten, I too have been that drunk
Cute kitten gifs will be the end of me.
I FEEL LIKE THE WIND GOT KNOCKED OUT OF ME