I’m high on life and god is my dealer
Black Widow and Winter Solder: Soviet Russia 1958
Art (c) JBadgr
"I was their secret weapon in the cold war… or at least, I was one of them. The Black Widow was another. Something about her touched what was left of my humanity."
Captain America Vol. 5 Issue 624
I changed the date— this would be right after BW finishes her training and before WS is put in cryo for having super sexy Soviet sex with her (
HOLY ALLITERATION, BATMAN).
I’m so happy to have gained new followers and friends who enjoy Marvel comics or even the films :D It’s great to see a fandom explosion for these two.
AGAIN, FINGERS CROSSED FOR THE MAXIMOFFS!
Hope you like it! <3 Jess
Men’s Body Image & the Drive for Muscularity
Notes from a Lecture by Dr. Don McCreary
- back in 1995 it was believed that men were satisfied with their bodies but this belief was based on men scoring low on surveys about thinness
- not surprisingly, men place less emphasis on thinness and traditional dieting
- realization was made that the surveys were asking the wrong questions!
- men would rather be big then small & the ideal is muscular
- the drive for muscularity – internalized beliefs that muscular is ideal and the drive to achieve it
- self-report studies show that men with average body sizes want to gain 33 lbs of muscle
- men believe their size + 33 lbs of muscle is what women want
- the reality is that women’s ideal is very close to men’s average body size
- side note: height is also a major component of male body image and studies consistently show that when men are asked to report their height they reported significantly higher than they were
- cultivation hypothesis – the more media saturation of certain types of images (ie. Muscular men or thin women) the more likely people are to believe it as reality and internalize it as ideal
- for example, studies of shut-ins show that they believe society to be much more dangerous than reality and this misconception comes from spending too much time watching the news
- action figures have become hyper-muscular over the past 25 years, a trend that is particularly present in G. I. Joe and superhero figures like Batman and Superman
- if you take G. I. Joe’s stats and translate them to real life, no competitive weight lifter could achieve the muscle size of G.I. Joe
- video gaming magazines also leads to increase in the drive for muscularity as images are hulkingly muscular but this increase only occurs in white males
- studies of advertising show that frequent exposure to ads with higher muscle mass led to higher levels of muscle dissatisfaction (video has shown larger impact than still images)
- what is interesting is that if men are shown images of objectified women it makes them want to be more muscular and increases levels of hostility and anxiety
- muscle dysmorphia is a growing problem and is a component of Body Dysmorphia Disorder
- BDD in women manifests with weight but with men it manifests in one of three areas: muscles, lack of hair and penis size
- 28-68% of average weight men believe they are underweight
- underweight men have similar psychological instabilities as women who are overweight
- surprisingly, overweight men are more psychologically sound and feel more attractive
Because ladies aren’t the only ones who are surrounded by unrealistic and over-exaggerated body standards.
Smh society, SMH. Seriously, why don’t people just stop with these unrealistic expectations. Girls are self conscious because they don’t look like Barbie while guys are self conscious because they don’t look like the G.I. Joe doll. We’re humans, not plastic play toys that are manufactured to look the same. This is real life, let’s grow up.
This. Everyone always focuses on women and their obsession with body image and they start to forget about how men also get affected by body image and how they are told to look by the media. Men get shown that they need to have abs, pecs, little body fat and nice cheekbones before they’re seen as attractive.
when the two smartest kids in the class get different answers
quick personality test
say “hey now” in a group of people and see if they respond with “you’re an allstar” or “this is what dreams are made of”
*takes nudes in the Apple store*
it is not your fault if you fail. you are made up of billions of cells. it is their fault
do ya ever bring your pet up to a mirror and ur like “that you”
im not crying there’s just overpriced college education in my eye
imagine if china, while they’re up on the moon, decides to knock down the US flag or whatever just to say ‘screw you’ and its like, what are we gonna do? spend a couple million just to fly some craft up to the moon and re-erect the flag? the whole scenario would be petty and that’s hilarious
i have lived in america my entire life and i am 100% sure we would do exactly that