Séamas O’Reilly: What happens when the male gaze gets turned on itself?

Men are feeling more pressure than ever to achieve unattainable looks, but women have been graded and degraded on their appearance for centuries. It’s time for us all to go easy on ourselves

11th April, 2021
Séamas O’Reilly: What happens when the male gaze gets turned on itself?

I like my hands, I think. If I had to say my favourite part of my body it would probably be them. They’re not spectacular or anything, you might never pick them out of a line-up. There’s a good chance if I’m being charitable to you, that you’d be unable to discern any favourite specimen among a randomly assorted selection of dismembered hands. But, since they’re mine I spend a lot of time looking at...

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