Body Standards

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Robert Pattinson is 36 years old and has spent years tweaking his image to fit a variety of roles, from Twilight, to Tenet, to his latest project, The Batman—but he says the body standards that men face are “insidious.” In a new interview with ES, Pattinson opened up about his struggle to achieve an unrealistic body image. He said he ate nothing but boiled potatoes for two weeks and pink salt. The beauty standards for women to be perceived as beautiful include a skinny waist, an hourglass figure, big lips, a thigh gap and a flat stomach. Body standards are a social construct that are enforced in day-to-day interactions and are perpetuated by social media.