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14 September 2018 @ 07:06 am
Body shaming  
There are people who enjoy exercise for its own sake. There is no good reason to make them feel bad about it. [Huffington Post UK]

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Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on September 17th, 2018 09:48 am (UTC)
Oh, fer cryin' out loud. One pushy gym-rat inexpertly tries to chat her up - as he's probably tried inexpertly to chat up every other single lady to walk in that gym - and she writes this whole huge rant like she's been PUBLICLY SHAMED, ZOMG!

Sorry, no. She's not being shamed by other people; she's neurotically projecting her own negative self-talk on them. Nobody at the gym or the pool gives a fuck how fat she is; many are or have been fat themselves, and she's probably not the fattest member. Yes, it is extremely creepy to be chatted up at the gym, even without the unsolicited critique of one's body, and one is always justified in turning a very cold shoulder to guys who try it, but that's not 'body-shaming': they wouldn't be doing it if they didn't find the body attractive.