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May we be kinder and more accepting of all bodies!

Bodies are tangible, concrete objects.  We can touch them, move them, see them, we know that they exist.  But our perceptions of our own bodies as well as others are socially constructed by the world around us—our parents, other family… Continue Reading →

To be black, to be woman, and to be thin

While reading Grogan’s Body Image, all I could do was shake my head. The studies listed in the section of the book are dated back to the 1990s, and here we are in the year of 2018 and these same… Continue Reading →

The Body as Equipment

How I perceived my body growing up has been pretty interesting. I have never thought much about my body and my body shape other than through the aspect of staying in shape. After reading excepts from Sara Grogan’s Body Image… Continue Reading →

Can You Find The Perfect Body?

In Chapter 6 of Sarah Grogan’s text, Body Image: Understanding Body Dissatisfaction in Men, Women and Children, the author attempts to, as the end of the chapter summarizes, “review data from a variety of sources looking at the mediating effects… Continue Reading →

Lessons About Your Body in Your Lifetime

The relationship with my body, over twenty-seven years living in it, has consisted of fluid periods between affinity and alienation. There are certain stereotypes and colloquialisms I’ve overheard in my life and have been habituated to by media/societal tropes, which… Continue Reading →

With Love Comes Self Acceptance

When I was younger, around the ages of 3 and 5, I was naive about body image: what it was or how it would affect me.  It was not until I started 5th grade that my questions began to arise… Continue Reading →

Social Pressure to Conform to Beauty Norms

While reading Sarah Grogan’s article (Grogan, Sarah. “Age, social class, ethnicity and sexuality.” Body Image: Understanding Body Dissatisfaction in Men, Women and Children, 2nd ed., pp. 136–191) about beauty ideals in relation to age, social class, ethnicity and sexuality, I could not… Continue Reading →

Sex/Body Positivity as a ‘Skinny’ Man.

Sex/body positivity as a ‘Skinny’ man. And as a gay man, it’s all the more complicated. Yes, there is masculine privilege in living in a male body inherently, but that thinness is still gendered, socio-economically driven, related to issues of… Continue Reading →

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