I've seen a lot of editorial media lately about the "Dad Bod". This concept has gained national media attention this week, and struck a nerve on social media. According to pretty irrelevant sources, (come on, guys, it's Cosmo and Glamour that are really focused on this!) the "Dad Bod" is a "mix between maintaining a beer gut and working out". It has basically been touted as the "real man" and saying women prefer that over a GQ model-type figure.
Okay, let's get this pretty clear that no one is likely bashing some studs in the GQ magazine. But the #DadBod craze, which trended on social media earlier this week, has quickly been replaced by its female counterpart. Yeah, you guessed it, the "Mom Bod". Not to be left out from the "real-self" empowerment, Moms all over have been responding with pictures of their imperfect-but-beautiful selves. Complete with stretch marks, extra skin, and other small imperfections, the craze has encouraged women to ignore their minor flaws and love their bodies as they are. Heck, if a man's beer belly can make national news as the new sexiest man characteristic, we can overlook a small imperfection in ourselves!
What do you think of the #DadBod and #MomBod movement? Is this a fleeting craze or a meaningful movement?