This Is What Happens When ‘Real Men’ Pose As Underwear Models (Photos)

This Is What Happens When ‘Real Men’ Pose As Underwear Models (Photos)
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Lots of people falsely believe that the patriarchy only hurts women and that feminism is some kind of fight against men.

What most people don’t know is that the patriarchy and our existing male-dominated society hurts men, too.

While women are expected to take a backseat to men, men are held to other impossible masculine “Be a man!” standards, such as not “being a pussy,” having to hide their emotions, and being the best at all times (or risk failure — there is no middle ground for a man).

Men, like women, are even subject to beauty standards. It’s true that women are more likely to be seen as sexual objects in advertising, but that doesn’t mean men don’t sometimes feel pressure to adhere to a “masculine” physical standard of toned muscles and chiseled abs.

These ads show “real men” posing as male models in underwear ads, and they seriously look great.

It’s important that we don’t forget that men, albeit a small percentage of them, also experience body image issues and suffer from anorexia.

Hopefully, in the near future, we’ll see more advertisements like these that depict beauty (of both genders) in all shapes and sizes.

WFMOIY1

0mYlh1t

Upl3moJ

VzWRc7V

EXdJffP

H/T: Huffington Post, Photos Courtesy: Imgur

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Alexia LaFata

Alexia is a Writer for Elite Daily and one of the most inquisitive people you will ever meet. Currently a senior at Boston College, Alexia is really bad at movies (except documentaries because she obsessively watches those), controlling her portion sizes, being appropriately affectionate towards animals, tweeting, and hiding her feelings. She's a classic ENFJ who was once described as "painfully enthusiastic" -- and is still mulling over it. You can e-mail her at alafata@elitedaily.com or check out more of her writing at http://alexialafata.com. Or do both.

More In World

World Sean Levinson

Patient Quarantined In Hawaii As Doctors Fear It’s The Next Ebola Case

An unidentified person has been quarantined in Hawaii and is currently being tested for Ebola. The patient’s symptoms and travel history were not disclosed, but deputy state epidemiologist Dr. Melissa Viray revealed that Ebola is usually only a concern if the feverish individual has traveled to West Africa. He or she is being treated at […]

World Sean Levinson

Kurdish Fighters Are Building Badass DIY Tanks To Fight ISIS (Video)

The US has been supplying the Free Syrian Army with weapons for months, but none as brilliantly destructive as this homemade tank. The rebels attached scrap metal to a pickup truck and put a gigantic machine gun on top, which is managed from the inside with a PlayStation controller and a computer screen. The creation has […]

World Emily Arata

One Direction Helps Guy Propose To His Girlfriend At Their Concert (Video)

Bradley Chisenhall wanted pop band One Direction to be a part of his proposal. Days before One Direction’s Atlanta, GA, concert, Chisenhall created a Twitter account and began tweeting at the band, asking for their help. He wanted to propose to girlfriend Christine Kozlowski, a die-hard One Directioner, during the show. To top it off, […]

Also On Elite

Women

23 Reasons Why You Should Never, Ever Take A Nude Pic Again

*This article is satire. The views expressed are the author’s, and do not reflect the official position of Elite Daily. By now everyone has heard about the celebrity naked picture hacking scandal. Its victims included Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ariana Grande and Kirsten Dunst. If this isn’t enough reason never to send […]

Sports

Players Are Wearing Rainbow Laces In Attempt To End Homophobia In Soccer (Video)

Besides their own performances, there are many things players just don’t have control over in the world of soccer, but an individual choice to make a difference isn’t one of them. Arsenal FC, a team in the English Premier League, seems to know that. In an advertisement mixing a bit of tasteful self-deprecation and humor, a […]