Modern society is surrounded with media, such as magazines, that depicts a certain body image; a body image that is “beefy and muscled.” The author then states that statistics “show an alarming number” of younger men using steroids to obtain this idealized look, but this is not the only concern. Eating disorders in men are on the rise and more men are seeking plastic surgery procedures. McClelland writes, “The emphasis on the beefcake look has evolved.” Author, Signorile, and philosopher, Pronger say that all types of men, gay and straight, are becoming more interested in changing their body image and published reports say they are spending more money and time than women in all areas related to fitness. McClelland then takes us back to the issue of media. She describes the new trend of using “bulkier versions” of past male models by big companies, such as Nike and Marlboro.
The health and fitness industry promotes these types of images to show the world that this is what men need to look like in order to live a good and healthy life. In doing so, this industry puts pressure on skinny men to get that desired body, and if some men cannot achieve it, they loose their dreams and self-confidence. In addition, when some men who have a hard time putting on weight and muscle, their whole mindset of achieving that imaginable body is also narrowed if not destroyed. With the central viewpoint of a ‘Healthy Man’ having this
Men are superior athletes because they possess what’s “needed for power and success: muscles” (Brooks 410). Sebastion’s roommate, Duke, is a star athlete who constantly has his shirt off showing off how built he is. Women are sensitive and understanding and men are thought to be somewhat crude and thoughtless about relationships. While Viola is playing Sebastion, she tries to get the other guys to like her better. Her overly effeminate male friend decides that showing that Sebastion is good with the ladies will gain their approval.
In society, activity in sports is based on the presumption that sports are exclusively for men and more specifically, it is believed that white males are dominate sports. When the question of gender enters the sphere of sports, women are thought as being less apt to be involved in sports than men are because men are seen as being physically stronger and excelling at physical activities is expected from men. When the question of racial minorities being in the world of sports, it is highly thought that minorities estrange themselves by not Americanizing and assimilating into the ways that sports are practiced in the United States and through this estrangement, they are being excluding and out aside in manners of being involved in sports. Sports are one of the more important aspects of socialization because it is an important source of men’s gender socialization; sports pass on principles such as competitiveness, work ethic, fair play, and a winning attitude. Sports are considered where one learns to be a man according to society’s standards of what being a man is.
They typically emphasize that men are supposed to be unemotional, powerful and successful beings. Furthermore, these codes, or more accurately, “set of rules” allow other males to constantly scrutinize their peers, determining if they measure up to what is expected of them. This never ending judgment of actions and behaviors causes severe issues in various aspects of a male’s life, for example, risk-taking, anger management, depression, health risks, and drug abuse to name a few. Evident in the style the article is written in, the audience this piece is aimed toward is men. Moreover, the article is directed to those men that follow the “guy code” since they are the one who relate the most to the situations described.
All married men were single at one point in time. However, this changed mostly due to the growing up of individuals into fully-fledged responsible adults. Love is one of the major things, which contributes to marriage. Love or affection to the opposite sex is something common to both the married and unmarried men, and the actual process of feeling love towards the other sex usually starts at an early age in the human development, usually at puberty. The major differences between married men and unmarried men are the age bracket.
The Effects of Having a Small Penis on a Man Having a small penis can affect man’s life in significant ways, especially if he lets it. Men who fall on the below-average range would have imagined the course of their lives being different with a larger penis. Though at first it seems like a trivial matter, a lot of men take the issue seriously. Its effects on one’s confidence, relationships, and overall life are also of great importance. For some men, the thought of having a larger penis is short-lived.
A large number of individuals develop their body image based on this image provided by the media, which judge attractiveness based on if the person is thin or has the biggest and most tone muscles; thus causing individuals to feel not good enough and causes them to take drastic and unnecessary measures to achieve that body portrayed by the media. Although people think that the media only affects females and their body image, that is not always the case. Teenage males have pressure put on them to be the biggest and strongest, to have the most “cut” abs and to bench press more than the next guy. When a guy sees another guy that is stronger than he is, he tends to feel inferior to that guy. Commercials such as the Hanes commercials show off guys with nearly perfect bodies and make anyone who doesn’t look like him feel like he is not good enough.
The sexes difference in behavior plays majorly on this fact. Looking at a few of the things causing death in men such as coronary heart disease, suicide, accidents, drug and alcohol abuse. Now it comes to no surprise that because men are the more masculine of the sexes they have a harder time finding outlets to deal with their stress, and or asking for help. So they display coping with things such as excessive alcohol abuse, which leads to more stress, and moreover leading to health issues. Why men might be more stressed in the first place then women has a lot to do with the fact that for quite some time before the past decade or so women generally weren’t full-timers in the work force, and didn’t carry such a heavy burden as men.
As I engage in the so-called "bull sessions" around and about the school, I too often find that most college men have a misconception of the purpose of education. Most of the "brethren" think that education should equip them with the proper instruments of exploitation so that they can forever trample over the masses. Still others think that education should furnish them with noble ends rather than means to an end. It seems to me that education has a two-fold function to perform in the life of man and in society: the one is utility and the other is culture. Education must enable a man to become more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the ligitimate goals of his life.