Striving for perfection
Striving for perfectionLike girls, young men find themselves struggling with negative body image.
Issa Al-Hasni competes in the Pre-Judging for the 85kg Bodybuilding event at the 2nd Asian Beach Games Muscat 2010 on December 11, 2010 in Muscat, Oman. (Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Monday, April 8 at 19:30 GMT:
Girls are three times more likely to suffer from a negative body image than boys. But with men's magazines showing ‘buff’ bodies and adverts for dietary supplements and protein boosters, more and more young males are striving for a body that is difficult, or even dangerous, to maintain. At what point does looking good cross the line into an unhealthy obsession? Join the conversation at 1930GMT.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Claire Mysko @ClaireMysko
Author, "Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?"
Niobe Way @youthresistance
Professor of Applied Psychology, New York University
Simon Metin @smetin92
Medical Student, King's College, Cambridge
Simon Metin on YouTube
Matt Wetsel @TilEDsAreNoMore
Activist, recovered anorexic
If you are seeking support or referrals, visit the National Eating Disorders Association website or contact their helpline (800-931-2237).
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