How Fit Shaming is the New Fat Shaming

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People as a whole are a lot more accepting of varying body types and preferences. Men who love thick chicks, women who love fit chicks, and everything in between. There has been a giant push for women to think more positively about their bodies which is awesome!. I don’t believe anyone should dislike the body they are in. Political correctness…and overall politeness…has dictated that one of the worst things you can do is make fun of someone who is overweight. Unfortunately, there is a new sort of shaming going on. While fat shaming is supposed to tear others down, fit shaming is something that can do just that as well. Is fit shaming the new fat shaming?

People Think Its OK to Call Us Gross

I’m currently boycotting a radio station (ahem, DC’s Kiss) because one of the hosts called bodybuilders “so incredibly gross”. When tweeted that replacing fat with bodybuilders would cause an uproar, it was stated that it was her opinion and her opinion was that bodybuilders are gross. Fact: if you’re someone who thinks its ok to call someone else gross and that person is not currently doing an actual gross thing…you’re an idiot.

We’re Told to Eat Something

People feel the need to disrupt our diet on a regular basis, waving junk food in our faces because eating clean with commitment isn’t “normal”. In general, your nose shouldn’t be in other people’s business, but it definitely shouldn’t be in my meal plans.

the temptation is real
the temptation is real

People Assume We’re Unhealthy

Because if you have a lot of muscle, whether a guy or a girl, you’re probably doing something unhealthy. Working out too much, taking too many supplements, injecting something. Just the same way that you can have a little (little!) extra junk in the trunk and be a healthy person, is the same way I can carry a lower body fat percentage and still be healthy and active. It’s incredible how many people assume so for the record…don’t.

Women Are Told We’re Unattractive

While we understand everyone has their preferences, it still isn’t ok to tell a fit woman how you just don’t find fit women attractive. You just…you just don’t do that! No one even asked you! Trust us, if you’re a guy who thinks this way we probably don’t want you…you obviously don’t carry the intellect to realize how awesome we are :p

stop shaming my beautifully crafted muscles!
stop shaming my beautifully crafted muscles!

People Are Downright Rude to Our Faces (#sorrynotsorry)

If you lift, you have without a doubt heard the following. Women to Women: I’m sorry but I would never want to look like that. Women to Men: I’m sorry, but I don’t think guys with that much muscle are cute. Men to other men: That guy is probably a douche.
It doesn’t really matter what you’re saying, if you exchanged the words to include sexual orientation/weight/race and you wouldn’t say it to those people, don’t say it to us.

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