Monday, 10 June 2013

Changing Our Body Language: Psychologies Magazine June 2013

As well as our negative inner monologue, we’re surrounded by linguistic reminders that we are at war with our ‘excess’ flesh. If we aren’t engaged in the ‘battle of the bulge’ we’re being urged to ‘conceal’ and ‘correct’ flaws; to ‘attack problem areas’ and ‘fight the flab’. The language of male bodies focuses on building strength, sculpting muscles and boosting endurance, whereas women must reduce, slim down, disappear…

So... are we going to spend our whole lives like this, feeling the wrong shape and the wrong weight in the wrong skin?


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