Real Men Have Curves Too

The busy continues, so I hope you’ll forgive the recent Vagina News trend toward shorter, less frequent posts. They’ll get longer and more frequent sooner or later. (Pun away!)

In the last 24 hours, I’ve been informed about a book by a Real Housewife of whogivesashit that advocates marital rape, and a food blog written by a NY gossip columnists about how she makes sandwiches for her boyfriend as often as possible because he once said if she made him 300 sandwiches, he’d get her an engagement ring. (I refuse to post links to either because they don’t deserve the linkjuice, but if you’re desperate for outrage or to judge someone, they’re on Jezebel.)

Instead, I’m posting this – the male version of Dove’s ‘Campaign for Real Beauty’ (which was problematic for all kinds of reasons that I’m not gonna get into now.)

Obviously we as a culture don’t sexualize men’s bodies the way we do women’s, and men enjoy a MUCH broader cultural definition of attractiveness than women do… But since the first Calvin Klein boxer-briefs billboard went up in Times Square in 1983, men have been increasingly bombarded by unattainable physical ideas through advertising and media. So let’s spread the ‘real beauty’ love around.

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