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Monday, 9 April 2012

Body Image and Self Esteem affect Males also.

It is generally portrayed in the media that only females suffer from a low view of their body and appearance. However this is not the case as shown in the attached letter/email published on "The Independant" website on Sunday 8th April 2012 (http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/letters/ios-letters-emails--online-postings-8-april-2012-7626863.html).

 "Body image and self-esteem are serious issues but it is an outdated myth that this works only one way; as women's influence in society and particularly the media has grown over the past 30 years, obsession with physical looks and fashion has increased exponentially. Now boys and men as well are under constant pressure to worry about their appearance. I'm sure I have not been alone, though it often seemed that way, in being a male whose confidence and opportunities have been diminished over decades by a profound sense of discomfort at my own appearance. This is not a gender issue but an ugliness issue."  -  Mike Shearing

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