Jennifer Hawkins and the Naked male, and a question.
Recently former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins posed nude on the cover of Australian Marie Claire, the shocker was that she did so un-airbrushed in aiming to promote positive body image. It’s caused a bit of a stir. Here is an example of the commentary around the issue.
Now, as this blog is ostensibly concerned with masculinity I’ve got to tie Ms Hawkins into the naked male referenced above. Not as hard as it seems.
You see, an Australian Newspaper, The Age published an article talking about men and body images, because the toned figures of Men’s Health aren’t exactly representative of the normal male body either. Michael Bachelard disrobed (that’s the image shown here) owning all his ‘flaws’ and celebrating his (and urging others to do likewise) less than magazine perfect body.
Now the third part of this is a question: What do you think about images of male bodies in popular culture, is it comparable to the levels female objectification and unrealistic expectations that are depressingly familiar, or is it a bit of a beat up?
Please have your say in the comments.