This is a great new book for kids to explore body image differences. Mad props to authors Alix Redmonde and George Fischer.
Also, check out the article in the previous post about Video Games and Body Images. I’d like to point out that this is should be a “no duh” for many, but i still think the study is interesting. Basically, they found that men who played 15 minutes of a wrestling video game and women that played 15 minutes of a beach volley ball game had lowered self esteem and body image. However, I think it’s unfair to compare men and women in the same category.
Isnt it a bit unfair, since men and women’s self image arent necessarily starting at the same place? Until we have a store at the mall thats the equal to Victoria’s Secret, but for men, i think that these studies need to stop looking at both men AND women in the same way around issues of body image. Have men ever been critiqued on appearance the way Hilary Clinton was in the last election? I didnt think so. So, scientists, thanks for studying body image and looking at it. But please stop pretending that men and women are on an equal playing field when it comes to these issues.