Shaming the Fit and Muscular

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From an article called: "Fit shaming is the new fat shaming: Have you been a victim?" See http://www.fitnflexed.com/article/fit-shaming-rise-have-you-been-victim

From an article called: “Fit shaming is the new fat shaming: Have you been a victim?” See http://www.fitnflexed.com/article/fit-shaming-rise-have-you-been-victim

I was going to title this post “Is Fit Shaming a Thing?” but someone had already used it. In fact, I found quite a few discussions about “fit shaming” online, dating from 2014 to 2016. In theory, fit shaming is when people who are fit and healthy are criticized for being obsessed and made to feel ashamed of their bodies, based on assumptions about their lifestyle and narcissistic mentality. Some bloggers insist that fit shaming is simply the opposite of fat shaming. They argue that it is discriminatory and wrong to ridicule fit people, just as it is wrong to exclude or make fun of fat people. Others, including the woman who writes at “Iron Beaver Fitness,” provide a more sophisticated view, understanding that being fit is privileged in our society and cannot be shamed in the same way as fatness http://www.ironbeaverfitness.com/articles/2016/7/31/is-fit-shaming-a-thing. Continue reading

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