Monday, October 29, 2012
Male Body Image
This is a pretty simple video about how media has influences male body image. It shows the results of using steroids and how huge muscles have now become the new male norm and how steroids are used to reach this norm.
I found this relevant to our module on male body image. I personally find these body images unappealing. But children, teens and young adults see these images and try to replicate them.
Just recently Lance Armstrong conceded to using steroids, causing a huge scandal. There are also constant scandals of other professional athletes using steroids. young people idealize these athletes. These athletes are sending the message that you can only achieve status and wealth by using drugs to alter your body and/or your performance.