I wondered what a fat acceptance movement for men would look like. Then I saw this, and it became clear to me.
The manuresphere is the fat acceptance movement for men. It’s not just that the manuresphere is filled with obese blobs, although that is a major part of it. It’s that the manuresphere says that looks don’t matter for men similar to how the fact acceptance movement for women says that a woman’s looks shouldn’t matter. Sure, the manuresphere says that men should lift weights, but look at any picture of manurespherians. Clearly, none of them lift weights, not even the few that aren’t obese blobs. Despite what the manuresphere says, they don’t actually believe in lifting weights.
Inherent in how the manuresphere peddles game is the idea that looks don’t matter for men. The manuresphere says that any man no matter how ugly can bang the hottest chicks provided they act “alpha” enough and/or do game routines of women. This isn’t true. Looks do matter. In general, the more attractive a man is the easier it will be for him to get laid and get relationships with women. This makes sense, but the manuresphere says different. Dating advice in general says the same thing since looks do matter can’t be used to sell anything except diet and excercise advice which is done better elsewhere.
Looks aren’t absolutely everything either. Many incel and forever alone spaces are guilty of thinking that looks are everything. It’s understandable since these men have been subjected to dating advice which says that looks don’t matter for men. It’s obviously false so it makes sense that these men would strongly endorse the opposite view. Regardless of this, any dating advice that says or implies you can be weigh 350 pounds and land hot chicks should not taken seriously. And that definitely includes anything coming from the manuresphere to “just be yourself” dating advice.