Temos acompanhado uma onda crescente de empoderamento feminino que pede por uma representação mais real das mulheres na publicidade, incluindo maior diversidade em relação aos corpos e o fim de padrões tóxicos de beleza. Basicamente, esse é o mesmo pedido que a Manual, organização focada no bem-estar e na saúde mental dos homens, faz em relação à representação masculina na publicidade.
Na campanha “Men of Manual”, a organização pede que o mercado publicitário substitua imagens irreais de corpos masculinos por representações comuns, uma vez que os padrões só ajudam a prejudicar a saúde mental.
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“My name’s James and I’m a celebrity and talent officer for a national charity. I’m from Essex originally, but I live in London. In my spare time, I go out with my friends, drink too much and take pictures for the gram. . I spend so much of my spare time on Instagram banging on about body positivity and inclusivity so to be involved with something like this, made a lot of sense. . My relationship with my body was atrocious. I would always think about how much I hated my body and to get to where I am now, it’s been a real journey. I’m still not 100% there and I even got the fear today, but I find things like this shoot push me out of my comfort zone. . A massive part of all this is changing your mindset. It’s really easy to get stuck in a cycle of ‘I hate my body and nobody else is gonna like my body’. I had to forcibly say to myself ‘stop hating your body so much – what bits do you like about yourself and highlight those parts!’. I’ve actually found social media a really good platform for it. While I believe social media can be bad for mental health, I just started following more positive, inspiring people and that made me feel like I can be big and confident on Instagram without being a thirsty bear. I posted a half-naked photo of myself in the bath and thought ‘oh god, everyone’s gonna hate this’, but I got all these likes and I felt amazing about it afterwards. Things like that really started to help me.” -James King, #MenofManual #mentalhealthawarenessweek . . . . . . . . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #itsok #itsoktonotbeokay #mindfulness #mindset #mindsetquotes #bodypositive #bodypositivity #bodypositivitymovement #essexboy #beautiful #bodypositivecatwalk
Oito homens foram escolhidos para estrelar a campanha, que inclui o ativista transgênero Kenny Ethan-Jones, o modelo plus size Ben Whittaker e a modelo Bashir Aziz, que tem Vitiligo.
O movimento desafia os estereótipos do físico masculino ideal. Segundo o co-fundador da Manual, George Pallis, a maioria dos anúncios retrata os homens como magros ou fortes, o que é um falso reflexo da sociedade: “Esperamos melhorar o bem-estar mental e físico dos homens em todos os lugares”, diz.
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”My name is Kenny Ethan Jones, I’m 25-years-old. I would describe myself as a trans model and activist. But there’s also an entrepreneurial side to me. I’m a Forex trader, which means I trade stocks and currencies. . Masculinity is a spectrum. Gender doesn’t just exist in one place, every person is different. So how can one person classify what masculinity stands for, for every man? It’s impossible. . Going to the gym was a huge part of me overcoming any insecurities I had about my body. I was skinny – I weighed about seven stone – and then I went up to ten stone. So that added weight made me feel a bit more masculine, stronger and gave me that confidence; when you feel that confidence, you radiate it out to everyone else and they feel it, too. My advice to anyone is, whatever makes you feel happy and feel more confident, just do it and do more of it!” -Kenny Ethan Jones #MenofManual #mentalhealthawarenessweek . 📸: @hermionehodgson_photography . . . . . . . . . . #bodypositivitymovement #bodypositive #bodypositivity #trans #transgender #transisbeautiful #effyourbeautystandards #bodypositivemovement #model #transmodel #bodyimage #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessmonth