Elastic Masculinities


"What do you think, do you like men with muscles?
Is the new pressure on men's appearance
a balancing out of an old inequality between
men and women or is it a similarly evil influence
that must be stopped?"

The Muscle Tussle, New Weekly 1996.

 

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In a culture obsessed with self-observation and
the observation of self by others, it seems that
most of us have a distorted body image.

Our bodies change shape according to their state
of mind and the cultural messages they have been digesting.