Words: Alysha Herrmann
My body did nothing to you.
Does anyone else remember being weighed in PE class at school? Do they still do that?
I’m not sure, but I think this is where one of my high school nicknames began.
We love sharing with you the best body image pieces the interwebs have to offer. We have great pleasure in presenting this fantastic piece by Allan, originally posted on ajbisherenow.tumblr.com
We’ve touched on the impact of body image pressures for males before, and this piece is insightful, thought-provoking and eye-opening.
It’s long, but worth a read, so grab a comfy seat and get ready to have your mind blown!
‘Bigorexia’ and the online world of Eating Disorders
This week Triple J Hack covered two important topics – online groups that can have a huge detrimental impact on people with and without a history of eating disorders and ‘Bigorexia’; an issue facing young men in particular and is focused on building muscle mass and bulk.
(If you would like to speak to some one about eating disorders the Butterfly Foundation has a National Support Line: 1800 334 673).
It’s hard for women to compete with men in sport. Sponsorship, people paying and attending live matches, media coverage, salaries…male versions of sports always tend to dominate.
Enter the Legends Football League (formerly the Lingerie Football League) – a new women’s league in Australia based on American Grid Iron football. The twist is that all the players are wearing the equivalent of bikinis. There are boobs and bums everywhere!
Uh yeah, they play sport in this.