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Historical Adonis

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  • 1.  
  • 2. ADIOS ADONIS The Adonis Complex Male Body Image Self esteem Media
  • 3. What about these topics?
    • Male Body Image
    • Self esteem
    • Media
    • Has it changed
    • Based on men’s or women’s views
    • Types and attitudes
  • 4. Houston
    • We
    • Have
    • A Problem
  • 5. But, says Dr. M. Kimmel a known male feminist sociologist Men have a code We don’t complain Be a big wheel Rule#4 No sissy stuff Rule #3 Strong like oak Rule#2 Give ‘em hell Rule #1
  • 6. If we actually had body image concerns………….. Don’t tell anyone
  • 7. What has happened historically?
    • 1940s- John Wayne
    • 1950s- Burt Lancaster
    • 1960s- Steve McQueen
    • 1970s- Burt Reynolds
    • No real body sculpting
    • Just Burly, barrel chested and hairy guys
  • 8. What occurred in the 80s?
    • Advertising new icons of male beauty
    • Calvin Klein guy
    • Soloflex guy
  • 9. What are these differences?
    • Sculpting
    • Hair removal
    • Self conscious
  • 10. We now have 2 competing looks ,thanks to G.Q. and Men’s Health :
    • Slender, sculpted and feminine
    • Example:
    • Brad----?
    • Pumped up, but lean
    • Example:
    • Nicholas C---?
  • 11. Concern with bulk and muscle definition  exercise addictions, diet extremism and various behavioral disorders
    • One theory: We take our style and identity cues from gay culture !
    • First, slender was in …
    • Post AIDs, Buff is in!
    • Yahoo!! We still got hairless!!!
  • 12. Rates of Body Dissatisfaction have Escalated!
    • 1997 45% US men dissatisfied with their muscle tone
    • 1972 ½ as many!!!!
    • Today, 50 million guys don’t like themselves! (Garner, D.M.) in Psychology Today “Body Image Survey”
  • 13.  
  • 14. We now have DSM4 diagnosed syndromes
    • Weightlifting and exercise compulsions
    • BDD
    • Eating disorders
    • Steroid abuse
  • 15. Sacrificed are-----
    • Time
    • Mental health
    • Money
    • relationships
  • 16. A Double Bind
    • Media hotties
    • (males )
    • Industry promotion –
    • Hair stuff, diet aids,
    • Fitness stuff
    • Taboo to self criticize
    • Secrecy
  • 17. Sources of our obsessions? Society and media Psychological component (rearing/ environment) Genetic component (OCD)
  • 18. Assuming a bunch of guys have a disposition towards OCD……. Examine first the psychological component
  • 19. Threatened Masculinity From 60s till 90s males have had more of a focus on body image
  • 20. Our Masculinity is Threatened
    • Women with more power
    • More status
    • More identity
    • Sexual choice
    • Poor sources of male identity
    • Few male models
    • Only our bodies may be strong
    • So – strut your stuff
  • 21. Lost status as
    • 1) breadwinners
    • 2) fighters
    • 3) protectors
    • 4) unquestioned sexual experts
  • 22. We also threaten ourselves As boys As teens As men
  • 23. other psychological reason for obsessions on body image:
    • Locker room embarrassment and male bonding issues
    • Younger men exhibit lower comfort with nudity than us old guys
    • (Pope in his book)
    • Male friends are instrumental in influencing body image concerns
    • ( McCabe in J. Soc. Psychol. Feb.2003)
  • 24. Even boys’ toys are impossible to emulate
    • G.I Joe has increased his biceps, proportional to a man from 12 inch to a 15 inch to a 16 1/2 inch around!
  • 25.  
  • 26. Preoccupation with our own playboyification
    • Lynne Luciano in “ Looking Good: Male Body Image in Modern America” July 2001
    • Her idea that our “body trap” is a function of not mortality, nor feminism, but a triumph of consumerism.
  • 27. Post WW2
    • The playboyification of men lead to elevation of personality over accomplishment.
    • The body= just another asset.
  • 28. The Media: another possible cause of our body focus?
    • Magazines
    • Men’s Health= circulation in 7 years from 250,000 ( 1990) 
    • 1,5000,000 (1997)
    • Movies
    • Videos
    • Music
    • check out Lenny Kravitz’s Abs
  • 29. These men in film, in video, in life
    • May have had one of (1996)
    • 690,361 cosmetic surgical procedures!
    • May be “roided” to the heavens with “T”
  • 30. Conclusion
  • 31. Male Body Image
    • Self esteem damaged by media, family structural deficits, rearing,lack of ability to deal with more “in charge” women and feminism.
    • Some have genetic predisposition to body image preoccupation.
  • 32. Conclusion.
    • The incidence of the Adonis Complex is increasing.
    • Diagnosis is more common.
    • More research needed to continue to help men who suffer with these issues.