Big Boys Don't Cry Over Body Image

Guys love to make jokes about chicks going, "does this make me look fat?" — but the truth is, men are just as likely to experience negative body image, according to a psychologist interviewed on an Australian news site today. "Men often worry about their bodies in secret and think it's sissy or a sign of weakness if they talk about their concerns," says Dr. Vivien Lewis. (40% of men have body image issues so severe that they're affected in a negative way.) She and a team of male students are preparing a series of body image workshops targeting men, to teach them how to feel good about their bodies. Dr. Lewis's team will instruct men on how to exercise for health (not looks), and provide eating tips. Which is all well and good, but, come on. We're living in a world where chunky dudes get starring roles in sitcoms, replete with hot-ass wives. Body image schmody image; it's just not the same. You never see Jack Black in Weight Watchers commercials, but it's all Kirstie Alley has going on now. Give us a show where a pleasingly plump working girl comes home to a lithe Rodrigo Santoro-esque hubby every night and we'll DVR the crap out it, we promise.

Men 'Need Help To Combat Poor Body Image' [News.com.au]