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Drive-Home Blog

Feb
9

Impossible Standards

There's been a bit of controversy that got started during last weekend's Super Bowl halftime show featuring Lady Gaga. There were a number of people on social media sites who were deriding the performer for her "flabby" stomach, which was a bit shocking to those of us who would love to be in that great of shape!

What does this and other "body-shaming" incidents say about our culture? We discussed the issue from multiple angles on The Drive-Home, including our tendency to set impossible body standards for others and ourselves, the perpetuation of the (very) false idea that the only thing of value women have to offer is their physical appearance, how to best encourage and support others who are struggling with body image, and even the fact that this issue doesn't only affect women!

Take a listen to the recap below...

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