Regardless, that assumption continues to be reinforced by pressure within the community that many gay men know intimately. For Paris-based artist and musician Casey Spooner, who is one-half of electronic pop duo Fischerspooner, working toward having a "great" body became part of a performance, a personal politic, and ensuring his success. Female footballers photograph their journeys to the Women's World Cup. It definitely affects people negatively. Body image is an issue for many men, regardless of sexuality. And in the three years since my body-image rock bottom, I've become more grateful for the strength of it, and the strength within me.
Those who agreed with Power said that he was most likely confronting an inconvenient truth and calling out the privileges of those holding this "truth" sacred.
Those feelings can lead to a lack of acceptance for ourselves, which leads to an unhealthy fixation with our appearance. When it comes to appearance, gay men hold themselves - and one another - to far more exacting standards. And is any of it attainable?
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