Recently, the subject of raising boys has come to the forefront of my mind. After all, now I have BabyBoy to bring up.
However, with no brothers and relatively few younger male cousins, I am painfully aware that my experience of raising boys has been limited.
So now I’m learning…and the interesting extracts below from Shaping Youth indicate that while objectification of women has been around for what seems like forever, it is now causing more of an issue for men too.
Increasingly, boys’ body image has gotten hammered by PhotoShop assists, iconic “Taylor Lautner abs” and muscular physiques resembling The Incredible Hulk more than healthy fitness, so it’s no surprise that teen boys are joining girls in socioemotional sidewinders impacting their health at ever-earlier ages in adolescence…