…In fact, I feel troubled whenever I come across a photo of a shirtless man; this is not due to my sexuality. Yes I like men, but I am not the only one who does. My problem is directly related to the way I feel about my body, and the possibilities of quitting sedentarism and embracing a life-style that fits what I want, or maybe what society has made me believe I want. I know now that women are not the only ones that struggle with looking at a photo of a woman who fits patriarchal normativity.
Nowadays —and I would not like to venture and state that this has been like this for ages, since I have no knowledge of it—, everybody is overwhelmed by the vast imagery of the “Ideal body type.” Health issues always come handy to those who try to impose a certain ideology upon people that do not comply to the body “they could have if only did they eat better.”
I am sick and tired of having to excuse myself on my lack of discipline, my finances, or the little time I have for “leisure” activities. I’ve concluded that this has to do with the low self-steem I have started to develop and the desire for recognition somehow put against the canvas of reality