10 Oct '17, 4pm

Men get fat-shamed too

Men get fat-shamed too

“ ‘You have such a pretty face. It’s a pity you’re so fat. No man will ever marry you.’—My Mother” “ ‘You’re so skinny, what could you possibly be upset about?’—girls at my school” “ ‘When we are done having kids, we’ll nip that, tuck that, and lift those.’—my ex-husband on the last day he ever saw me unclothed” I read these with a kind of rueful horror. While I completely understood how terrible this all was, I was not surprised. I live in this world, too. I have daughters. I have lived with and loved women. And I have, like everybody else—including many women themselves—judged them on how close their bodies came to an impossible ideal. RELATED: It Took Me Years to Realize I Had an Eating Disorder But I’m also aware that we men are not immune to imposed standards of physique, either. In the privacy of their bathrooms, people of both sexes stare at mirrors and contemplate ...

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