Female American adolescents (and adults) are more often dissatisfied with their bodies than are male American adolescents (and adults).

Discuss some reasons why females in American are less satisfied with their bodies than males are. The media is a large reason for this, but why does the media emphasize more strict body ideals for women than it does for men?

Why are Americans more accepting and satisfied with various body types for males, but tend to endorse only the ectomorph body type for females?