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What strikes me about these stories is how they play into a new and pernicious narrative – the new standards for male beauty and how the quest to live up to them has been taking a deadly toll on men.In his article The Rise and Rise of the Spornosexual, writer Max Olesker decided he wanted to explore what he saw as the new trend in young men – predominantly men in their early 20s, but many ranging up to their 50s – to sport bodies reminiscent of modern porn-stars, sports heroes and of course, movie stars.Zac Effron traded in an almost feminine beauty in his younger days to look like something that – quoting Seth Rogan’s character in – a gay man designed in a laboratory.When you browse Tumblr or Pintrest, you can’t help but see women drooling over Chris Evans as Captain America or Chris Hemsworth as Thor or the men of Magic Mike oiled up and strutting their stuff.Just as with women, those men are given a boost with some traditional Hollywood and Madison Avenue magic – carefully planned lighting, artfully applied make-up and, of course, Photoshop.Moreover, even the celebrities – again, whose it is to model the ideal – don’t look like this year round.
The other was an article in Esquire UK, where the author decided to spend three months in a quest to become – in his words – “totally ripped”.
And of course, it’s supposed to be Yeah, you can post your Cross Fit workout to Instagram with inspiring-yet-still-aggressive hashtags like #doyouevenlift, #brosdon’tletbrosskiplegday and #noexcuses, but talking about your diet?
Well you better not get specific bro, because that gets too close to being a chick.
To many men, the lean-yet-jacked look has become de rigueur – the In what seems like a sick parody of gender equity, men hear more and more about fitness “success” stories from other men.
Hugh Jackman tweets his workouts to get into superheroic shape with “fitspo” slogans like “if the bar ain’t bending, you ain’t lifting.” Chris Pratt – having gone from chubby schlub to wash-board-ab-bedecked guardian of the galaxy – gets asked over and over about how he achieved his transformation.