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1st June 2012

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“Women need iron. Not the vitamin. The barbell.We are trained by the... →

This might be controversial, or simply disagreed on, but I still think it deserves to be shared. The author is a  young Australian sports model and fitness professional named Natasha Hutchinson.

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Women need iron.

Not the vitamin. The barbell.

We are trained by the world around us to have fucked up ideas about our bodies; iron unfucks them.

We are supposed to be as thin as possible, as small as possible, perhaps until we disappear; iron teaches us to take up space.

We are taught that the only good direction for the scale to go is down, and to agonize ritualistically when it goes up. Ironteaches us the power of gaining weight for strength and gives us another weight to care about – the weight we are lifting.

We are taught to eat small amounts daintily and treat food as sin and pleasure. Iron teaches us to eat heartily, to see food as fuel for life, and to seek out nutritious food rather than avoiding sinful food.

We are taught to think of our bodies as decorative, an object to be looked at; iron teaches us to think of our bodies as functional, our own active selves, not passive objects for another’s regard.

Whole industries exist to profit by removing from us our confidence and selling it back as external objects. Iron gives us confidence from within through progressive training and measurable achievements.

We are taught to be gentle and hide our strength or even to cultivate charming physical weakness until we start to believe our bodies are weak. Iron teaches us how strong we can be.”

-Natasha Hutchinson

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24th December 2011

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Seriously, America?: Whistles →

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falconeer:


What we used to do back in the day in college classes where male professors made sexist comments… we brought whistles to class, and every time the man said “girl” or made a demeaning “nice” comment about women, we literally blew the whistle.

In a theology…

Nice idea

This is a cool idea, but I don’t like how the article discriminates against men :/ I mean, I’d be all up on this, and most of the guys I hang out with don’t make sexist comments. And what about the female teachers? Are the female teachers going to be whistled, too? What about sexism against men? Is that going to be whistled?


Yes, of course female teachers should be whistled. I think the article focuses on men cause we all know where Patriarchy is coming from and who is actively making sure it will always stay in place, but it’s because too many women are webbed into this way of thinking, for multiple reasons which would deserve a post on their own, that sexism stays as strong as it is. Yes, women can be sexist against women too, actually they are often, and that is part of the problem. So yes, if whistles have to be, they have to be whenever sexism is spotted. 

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