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Chocolate cake makes women huge?
First, remember that no specific food or exercise regime will inherently cause a specific change to anyone’s body. You can eat chocolate cake and be a size 00. You can weight lift and still be shaped like Olive Oyl. Or you can only ever snack on carrots and be over 300 pounds. Not only do we each have different metabolisms and body shapes, but our overall lifestyles are going to have a greater effect on our bodies than one small detail. So teaching women that weight lifting will never lead to weight gain and will only make them slim down into fitness models? That’s almost as bad as teaching women to fear chocolate cake as though it’s going to instantly make them balloon up.
Don’t fear food. Don’t encourage women to fear food.
Second, and perhaps most importantly, stop acting as though being a “huge” woman is bad. Being huge isn’t something to be ashamed of. Being huge isn’t scary. It’s just what you look like - Some women will gain weight through their diets, some will gain through strength training, some will gain through age, and some will simply be huge because it’s part of who they are. All of those things are okay! Stop promoting this idea that women shouldn’t want to be huge. By repeatedly ~reassuring~ women that weightlifting won’t make them gain weight, you’re preying on the cultural idea that a woman’s body needs to be thin in order to have value.
You may think that images like this are promoting weight lifting among women, but all it’s doing is turning fat women into the butt of a joke. Sharing this image is just teaching the viewer “The only acceptable form of female strength is thinness. If you are bigger or want to be bigger, that’s scary and wrong! Dear God, don’t get big!”
It’s okay to change your identity. It’s okay to discover new and different versions of yourself and it is okay to move forward and completely change your identities as they come and go and are. To be human is to be fluid, to change. You are not invalid for doing so.
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This is so incredibly important.
Jacque Fresco is an amazing person. He’s pretty much a fucking bas ass.
Also, it’s worth noting that he’s now 98 years old, and still working towards his project called The Venus Project. You should all look into this guy. He has some ideas and knowledge that will change your entire perspective on life as you know it.