Don’t Trust Naked Old Men

Sky Clad Therapist - The Naked Psyche

Looking out over my domain with not pretense of being better than I am. Looking out over my domain with not pretense of being better than I am.

Body image. There is a lot of energy being poured into bringing our attention to body image, usually the wrong sort of attention. Media and the advertising industry have created a standard of “perfection” that has very little to do with the real human body. Why? Because if they are successful in marketing this idea, then they can sell us charms, potions, snake oil, regimes, diets, clothing, toys, or just about anything that “promises” us the perfect body. If we fail to reach that promise, it becomes our fault. We are too weak, too lazy, too poor, too ignorant, etc. There is no room for negative thoughts about the promises that demand our time and money and religious belief in the body-image heaven that is waiting for us if only we follow the new “bible.”

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