Essay on Susan Bordo's Beauty(Re)Discovers the Male Body
10th September 2013
Iâ€™m sexy and I know it: Why shouldnâ€™t I?
I feel like there has been a change since Susan Bordoâ€™s â€œBeauty (re)discovers the male bodyâ€ when it comes to acceptance for men to care about their appearance. Bordo is claiming that for a long time it has been okay for men to view revealing pictures of women, but that itâ€™s new for women to view revealing pictures of men. She talks about men showing themselves naked in pictures as a taboo. Men arenâ€™t simply comfortable watching other men without clothes. I believe it is more accepted now, than it was when Bordo wrote the essay. I believe this is because of the homosexual-community, and that itâ€™s more accepted in todayâ€™s society, but …show more content…
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