Unattainable body image: G.I. Joe to blame?
Dr. Keith Ablow weighs in
- Duration 2:53
- Date Jul 14, 2012
Dr. Keith Ablow weighs in
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An -- of anorexia and believe -- women's problems that in fact -- struggle with body image disorders as well.
-- as a result they can spend countless hours in the gym working out for.
Extreme degree threaten some experts are saying toys.
Like even the GI Joseph action figures are to blame but.
-- a -- really have that significant an effect on men or is this.
Too far fetched an idea well here to weigh in on this so high interest doctor -- tableau from Fox's own medical eighteen -- nice to see this morning.
And -- too.
You know we having Dave and -- and probably -- to give you know our sons and and kids action figures to play with my -- playing with -- avengers action figures right now -- two years old is this setting him up for failure.
Look I don't think so.
I understand there's a balancing act you wouldn't want -- deluge your children with constant messages that they need to be perfect physically but.
Kids have always had -- Role models according to gender.
You know you could make the argument I guess he shouldn't take kids to football games look you know we don't want them to think that they should be that fast and that strong -- that's what we're telling them to be well.
Number one why not.
Number -- these action figures that don't qualify for diagnoses of interacts here believe me there if anything probably ideal body well.
There -- I mean they're Jack they get the big -- that they cut absurd this -- -- that I have a lot of action figures that are us and they are I will say they are.
Very chiseled figures but is that a bad example for our kids that's where I'm struggling with I do understand that 40% of teens.
And 25% of a building that is orders are -- but why did a bad example.
To show the muscular.
Well here's the thing I'm not sure it is I think it reminds boys at their -- is -- boys are naturally almost genetically drawn to this and the bottom line is the real demons in our world nutritionally or obesity.
So if you can cozy up to guess what I think you should be physically fit look at these guys you're not getting -- really but.
That's the -- -- away hey what's the big deal wanna be strong think of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Yeah but isn't it also just as girls are susceptible to seeing that idealized.
Body image beautiful models.
There are more guys who are celebrities through like Ryan gospel anger -- after Ron who have these perfect six -- ads does that her boys as well.
I would say if we're gonna start searching for the source the roots of mail anorexia and believe me go look at metro sexuality.
Don't look at the Hulk don't look at the -- Look at the fact that we've blurred gender roles so substantially that -- -- getting their eyebrows tweaked and yet they want the six pack.
It getting some moisturizer.
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