Media representations of fitness: Skinny =/= healthy

May 1st, 2009  |  Published in Stumpblog  |  1 Comment

From Jonathan Sabar, a thoughtful and refreshing commentary on the distinction between skinny and healthy in women’s fitness, including a very kind shout-out to old Doctor K as well as another great link to a woman busting out 15 reps of bodyweight overhead squats. I think it’s interesting that as a male trainer, he’s been inspired by his daughter. Research suggests that a lot of men end up making very good feminist critiques as a result of raising girls and suddenly having to think about what young women have to go through. High fives Jonathan!

Responses

  1. Rebecca Knight says:

    May 4th, 2009at 6:36 pm(#)

    This is very cool. Thanks for sharing, Krista!

    I find this really refreshing to get the man’s perspective on this issue. Wouldn’t you know, it’s the same as mine :). Healthiness should be the goal, not anorexia + silicone.


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