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Fit is a Feminist Issue, Link Round Up #32

This 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.

On Fat Women in Photography: To celebrate the Adipositivity Project’s 8th bday, naked fat women joined Patience and Fortitude for an afternoon. Jealous? I know I am! I’ve watched the video and flipped through the thumbnails, and I’m giddy. I’m hoping one of these pics will end up in the 2016 calendar.

Swimsuits for all unretouched: Sometimes it seems that wherever we look, there’s some sort of advertisement telling us that we need to change. We should be embarrassed by our stretch marks, our body hair, our cellulite, our wobbly bits; our non-photoshopped, unique, authentic selves need to be altered before we’re “beach-body ready.” From snake-oil products that claim to “fix” any imperfection we can imagine, to in-your-face ads that play on our deepest insecurities, it’s easy to be bombarded by body negativity. In an effort to help combat the shame, Swimsuits For All has teamed up with model Denise Bidot to create an unretouched video empowering women to be #NotSorry about their bodies this summer.

#FreetheNipple Activist Lina Esco And Liz Plank Asked Men On The Street About Nipples, And The Answers Are Facepalm-Worthy — VIDEO: “Have you ever noticed how female nipples are constantly being censored by the media? Liz Plank of Mic’s Flip the Script has taken note of this trend and did some investigating about why women’s nipples are so taboo. After all, isn’t it unfair that men’s nipples can be put on display without anyone so much as batting an eye, while in some places, women could be arrested for doing the exact same thing — even if it’s perfectly legal for women to be topless there?”



2 thoughts on “Fit is a Feminist Issue, Link Round Up #32

  1. Nice campaign. The female body is publically sexualized in order to ascribe an inferior role to women, fear for “uncontrolled” behavior is spread – and this is, too, to “remind” people that sex is “dangerous” and “not ok” just for pleasure. Be cautious!
    At the beginning of the 20th century the “free body movement” (FKK in Germany) already demonstrated that it’s just social context, habit, intention and practice that creates sexual feelings. Not nakedness in itself.

    Thank God the male nipple is free already 😉

  2. I have been loving all of the pics on social media where women photoshop men’s nipples over their own to show how arbitrary and absurd it is that women’s nipples have been deemed explicit.

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