I just read this comment on an article:
Fairly unsurprising. All if this comes along with the endless narcissism that permeates our culture currently. Mix in a little unchecked consumerism and we’ve created a population where people mostly care about themselves and they must never ever be satisfied with what they have. Perhaps previously men evaded the aesthetic part of this plague, but no longer. Men are quickly becoming as vain and judgmental when it comes to looks, and thus, are being subjected to many of the disastrous hurdles that women have faced for decades.
I feel like anyone who blames civilians (not companies) for this problem is an idiot. What the hell do you think is going to happen when everyone is raised in a media landscape run by people who intend to use insecurity to make billions of dollars? It’s not any one person’s fault if they are insecure and it bothers them. How many movies are about how the main damn character is insecure and how they get over it because of some crazy event in their life?
We don’t have crazy events in our lives like that. We’re told the default state you should be in is self-hatred by almost everything. Our parents can even contradict it and it doesn’t matter - kids love their parents but don’t listen to them once you get to a certain point.
Also I don’t like that it’s only a hurdle until it is now apparently affecting men by this guy’s definition. Before that it was just rampant vanity, but no, now men are being affected so it’s a hurdle.