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Internet reacts to ‘#DadBod’ trend with pro-women tweets

Social media sites have exploded with references to “DadBods,” the pot-bellied trend in men’s physiques

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Social media sites have exploded with references to “DadBods,” the pot-bellied trend in men’s physiques.

The term was coined in an article in The Odyssey and has gathered pace online, with users describing Hollywood A-listers Adam Sandler and Leonardo DiCaprio as prime examples of “a nice balance between a beer gut and working out.”

The article which sparked the use of the term “DadBod” goes on to list the reasons women supposedly find it appealing, ranging from “it doesn’t intimidate us” to “better cuddling.”

The Internet, meanwhile, has come to the defense of women who many believe are still expected to flaunt taught bodies, even after childbirth.

“I’d be more excited about the #dadbod thing if there were a #mombod equivalent. Why are men off the hook for how they look but not women?” wrote Twitter user @ Sonya Krakoff.

“Waiting for # mombod to start trending. Can’t wait until the media tells me I can start loving my body now, the way it is,” wrote another user.

“But if we start to celebrate mombod, how are average looking men supposed to hold onto their impossible standards for women?” wrote yet another.