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New York congressman Anthony Weiner: Why men expose their bodies

http://worldfitnessnetwork.com/
OK, I'll admit it, I'm going for some easy to attain web search traffic.

But once thousands of inquisitive readers land here, they'll be please to see what master competitor has to say about Anthony Weiner and his over-exposure issues in cyberspace.

Here's my take on it: It's society's fault.  We have become a nation obsessed with vanity training; most any magazine cover will frame a scantily clad male or female, six pack abs shouting for attention.  We may not all possess the body of the cover model, but we aspire to it.

I'm a big fan of Men's Health magazine.  One of my favorite subscriptions.  And I have to admit that reading the publication got me back into the gym over the winter.  I'm not a weight resistance guy but getting cut was motivating and rewarding.

So here's the rub:  When you develop that Anthony Weiner physique, what's a guy to do with it?  Few of us are in professions where shirts are optional.  Most (just like Anthony) wear unrevealing outfits to get our jobs done.  I think Mr. Weiner knew he had a package that begged for a showcase - so instead of heading for the beach, Weiner chose Facebook and Twitter to promote his goods.

Any of you buying onto this?  Repressed body image screaming for an audience?

Well, maybe I'm not either, but you have to admit it was a heck of a post.

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  1. I don't think women really like getting crotch shots. I could be wrong. He has made the biggest career mistake of his life.

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