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Men’s body dissatisfaction is serious: But we shouldn’t blame women for it

(A version of this blog was first published in The Conversation.com under a Creative Commons license.) ‘Body dissatisfaction’ is extensively reported among men and it’s harmful. The research base compellingly shows…

Here Come the Boys: Make-up and Masculinity

With War Paint for Men opening a ‘world-first’ store selling make-up for men in London last month, we revisit this great post on make-up and masculinity from early 2019:  I’ve become…

You’ll need balls to use it: Scrotox and men’s body image

Botox releases neuropeptides which help to reduce inflammation and chronic pain in the surrounding area. Doctors inject Botox into patients’ scrotums (Scrotox) when they fail to respond to surgery on…

Why ‘Body Image’ needs a makeover!

Discussion surrounding body image in Western societies, both within academic literature and indeed wider social discourses has vastly increased over the last 20 years. From its foundational roots investigating the…

Dad Bods and Six Packs – We’re All to be Looked at Now

 Zac Efron’s “dad bod transformation” caused a furore on social media after his Netflix show, Down to Earth, was released. Some loved his ‘new look’, others argued that calling his…