Heads up guys. Body shaming doesn’t just happen to women. Recently, baseball player Prince Fielder stripped down for ESPN’s Body issue and here are the comments that accompanied. Now, I will acknowledge that these are all male contributes, but it’s still shining a light on fat shaming for men, and how athletes (and anyone who poses nude) are socially expected to be perfect.
I’m not going to downplay the amount of shit women get on their bodies, but I would like to point out that this made news today.
i’m tryna fuck…
People need to learn that athletes care about performance & abs are no indication of health, fitness, or performance. none. zero. In some sports having abs is not a great thing - it can be a sign of an athlete not eating enough to sustain performance, strength and recovery.
Fuck these assclowns for shaming a god damned athlete.
it reminds me of people fat shaming swimmers at london. swimmers who are doing super human feats in the pool. who are OLYMPIC athletes.
Fucking fitness industry twisting the perception of what fit looks like.
(Reblogging for the commentary on athletes and fat shaming, but this also speaks volumes for how sexist culture and the patriarchal power structure hurts men too, not just women.)