“There is a glamorization of the male body that involves setting up ideals that are unattainable for the vast majority of men and boys,” Wooldridge says. “When we look at advertisements, for example, the sorts of lean and muscular bodies that are being used to sell products are not attainable for the vast majority of men. This is even more true for toys and male dolls. There needs to be a makeover with regard to toys and male dolls. This is not solely for men and boys with eating disorders, but for the good of all men and boys in our society.”
January 9, 2009 – Early in the morning, I go to Emory Johns Creek Hospital to get the CT scan. It is uneventful, as radiology appointments typically are, and I go home. We are having a houseful of people that night for a neighborhood party and there is a lot to do. Two hours later, a nurse calls from Dr. Gupta’s office and says he would like me to come in as soon as possible so he can discuss the CT results with me. I am annoyed by this, but still mindful that if a doctor wants to talk “right away,” then I should probably go.