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Old 03-17-2017, 05:38 PM
 
Location: West of Louisiana, East of New Mexico
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Plus-sized women continue to face many obstacles that their smaller sisters do not. Fortunately it appears that the world is changing (slowly) so that more realistic depictions of women are seen in the various forms of media.

While we've seen plenty of TV shows and movies featuring a "hot" wife and a lovable, chunky oaf of a husband...we haven't seen much change (I don't think) with regards to fashion and modeling for men. I'm not sure there's a Dove equivalent for guys. Basically taking naturally attractive men that are heavy and don't have washboard abs and putting them in major ad-campaigns with the intent to celebrate their bodies.

Is there any demand for this or is it something none of us even care about?
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:18 PM
 
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What about the whole "dad bod" thing?
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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If you are an out of shape, fat man I suggest you clean up your diet and hit the gym.
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:28 PM
 
Location: West of Louisiana, East of New Mexico
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What about the whole "dad bod" thing?
I'm thinking about something in the fashion world...like the male equivalent of Ashley Graham or something?
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Old 03-27-2017, 11:28 AM
 
Location: all over the place (figuratively)
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If you are an out of shape, fat man I suggest you clean up your diet and hit the gym.
Charming.

I'm deeply cynical that any campaign could help men, but the men who could use the help generally are not capable of achieving a big, muscular look.
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Old 03-27-2017, 11:35 AM
 
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Quite frankly I don't think the need is there for men. The unfortunate truth is that for much of our history a woman's appearance has been considered a strong indicator of her "worth" and no one can honestly say the same thing about men.
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Old 03-27-2017, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I don't agree about there being no need for this. There is apparently some modeling being done by big men.

https://www.google.com/search?q=guys...w=1427&bih=844

But honestly, there have been historically more heavy men in entertainment than women. There still are heavier guys making movies. Heavier women are not seen by the men in control of the entertainment world as being desirable, so there are many fewer parts for them. I think the same about high visibility modeling.
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