I know, but an individual harboring a neurosis is not proof that a given health issue is more important or relevant to one gender or another- it is proof that this individual (in your case probably a woman) is more neurotic about this given health issue. Obviously obesity is just as bad for men.
I am not saying women need to worry about fattness. I am saying that far more of them do. Perhaps that is society, perhaps that is a skewed sense of reality, or whatever, but I am confident in saying that women stress about it more than men. Most weight loss products are marketed to women.
same. Also I kinda don't believe it. Men that suffer depression are probably less likely to seek treatment because they weren't raised to think that someone should take care of them and their feeling of well-being.
Women are twice as likely to have depression. Source: Depression Statistics and Fact Information.
I've known a few anorexic girls, and it very clearly had nothing whatsoever to do with weight issues and everything to do with father issues/sexual abuse. Since anorexia makes women look unfeminine and wastes away visible evidence of their sexual maturity, it's probably that and has to do with how society destroys women's sexuality.
Only 15% of those suffering from anorexia and bulemia are men, which makes about 85% of sufferers women.
Source: Eating Disorders Statistics « « National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Who said anything about playing? LOL Of the dozens of men I know that cheer for teams and wear athletic men's names across their backs (gay as hell but that's another Thread probably), maybe 3 or 4 get together to actually participate in a sport.
So yes, women are more likely to be effected. Some men might take to exercise to fight their body image issues but most people I know play sports because it is fun.
I meant the disconnection of men's identity from their own body and their own living condition, and their tendency to graft it onto some cult of other men and their exaggerated physical capacity. Didn't you notice that sports fans say, "we" but mean, "those guys I never met that are fit as hell?"
"Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."
Jack london, "Before Adam"