It’s well known that women have been held to unrealistic beauty standards since, well basically the beginning of time. If the 50 years old viral meme of JLo (a mother of two) on her 50th birthday — fresh off playing strip club ring leader Romona in “Hustlers” — doesn’t say something about the distorted way we, as a collective society expect women to look at 50, what does?
But what about men? To be clear, we’re not going to say that men see (or hear) the same amount of scrutiny when it comes to their faces or bodies, but men are increasingly feeling the pressure to uphold a standard that is becoming less and less realistic. Case in point? The “dad bod.” Popular for some, ridiculed by others and still seemingly impossible to achieve.