While women are more prone to talk about our body insecurities, we’ve long known that men are not immune to body image woes. I have discovered this both via research – incidence of eating disorders among young men has shot up over the past decade – and via personal observation. Remember this Gym Adventure? (Incidentally, that man later went on to become a good friend of mine and do quite a few workouts with us!)
As a mother of three sons, I’ve counted myself lucky that I never had to worry about telling my kindergartner no to wearing fishnets like Miley or my first grader to wash off that face of make-up. But according to The New York Times, I am no longer safe in my smugness as pre-teen and tween boys are the latest targets of cosmetic companies.
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