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Fit is a Feminist Issue, Link Round Up #21

bodyimageThis is where we share stuff we can’t share on Facebook page for fear of being kicked out! Read why here. Usually the posts are about body image, sometimes there’s nudity but we’re all adults here. Right?

Why does a fitness blog even care about body image? You can read about that here.

A Survey Of Queer Feminist Artists Who Are Challenging Today’s ‘Body Oppression’ (NSFW)

This month, a group of queer feminist artists is tackling a subject that’s as relevant to the pioneers of second-wave feminism as it is to the riot grrrls and intersectional feminists of today. “After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality” will gather together works by contemporary artists who challenge the “body oppression” of yesterday and today. From Tee Corrine’s “Cunt Coloring Book,” published in 1975, to Chitra Ganesh’s 2013 prints of dramatic, Bollywood-esque scenes, the survey aims to connect decades of narratives about sexuality, power and body politics.



Tell me something.

When was the last time you opened up your browser and saw a beautiful image of a body shape that looked just like yours?

When was the last time you saw an image of skin markings that looked just like yours?

When was the last time you saw an image of breasts that looked just like yours? An ass that looked just like yours? Scars that looked just like yours? A belly that looked just like yours?

Great photos. We can’t share them here. But go look. They made me smile.

Being human: Sexuality, gender and belonging to family in Nan Goldin’s photography (NSFW)

Nan Goldin became obsessed with taking photographs of her friends and classmates at school—she says she became the class photographer. One of her first subjects was her best friend David Armstrong who was into drag. After they graduated from school, Goldin and Armstrong shared an apartment and he introduced her to the world of drag queens. Goldin spent time photographing David and his friends.

After years of experiencing and photographing the struggle of the two genders with their codes and definitions, and their difficulties in relating to each other, it was liberating to meet people who had crossed these gender boundaries.

Most people get scared when they can’t categorize others—by race, by age, and most of all by gender. It takes nerve to walk down the street when you fall between the cracks. Some of my friends shift genders daily from boy to girl and back again.


Plus-Size Model Tess Munster Proves Size 22 Ladies Can Slay Swimwear

Plus-size model Tess Munster is the new face of the Sea by Monif C swimwear campaign, proving that women of all shapes and sizes can rock bathing suits and look gorgeous doing so. (#effyourbeautystandards!)

7 thoughts on “Fit is a Feminist Issue, Link Round Up #21

  1. This post was great until I looked at the link for the plus size model swimwear. I have to say that while it is great to be proud of your body and not ashamed of it no matter what its size, it is also important to realize that there is still such a thing as being overweight and that a lot of health issues can arise from being overweight. It is not about beauty standards to me. It is about being healthy and eating right and exercising to maintain a healthy weight so I can be the best and healthiest me. That is what I want my daughter to see. I don’t ever want her to shame anyone due to their body but I also do not want her to grow up thinking it is just fine to be as overweight as Tess Munster is. It is not healthy!

    1. In fact, it is possible to be fit and fat, and people who deny that do a disservice to those who happen to be both. While not all people perceived as fat are healthy, neither are all people perceived as thin. The link between health/fitness and body fat percentage is exaggerated. See Sam’s post on fit, fat and bmi: and also the Health at Every Size initiative: And Regan Chastain, from Dances with Fat, and her new blog about training for her first Iron Man. It’s called IronFat:

  2. I personally think Tess is a good role model. As someone who although is not obese but is slightly overweight seeing how proud she is with her body and how happy she is in her own skin really makes me feel more confident. She may be overweight but i don’t think it is anyone else’s business how big someone is as long as you are happy with how you are it shouldn’t effect people who don’t know you 🙂 let all women be themselves and as women we should not judge someone on how they look. 🙂

  3. I am all for having a healthy body image. I just feel that we as a society are setting a really bad example for our younger generations when we say that it is totally fine to be obese. I could put links up here for everything one to read that pinpoint the fact that people’s risk of developing diabestes and heart disease rise as their weight rises but I don’t see the point. There will always be outliers that may be totally healthy even at a obese weight level but they are not the norm.

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