Thursday, November 19, 2020

Gender Discrimination in Body Building (Part 1) :

Gender discrimination when introduced to public forums for discussion, always translates to mean female discrimination by men. Rarely will gender discrimination include men as recipients not perpetrators. It is no different in body building, objectivity is eroded whenever discrimination based on gender is mention, and men always are the enemy. It is on that basis that the issues of gender discrimination must be viewed in our contemporary society.

Modern activists, especially those biased towards female discrimination in professions, have in the recent past been heaping claims against body building, as a gender discriminating industry. They argue that female body builders are frequently treated in a way that in itself, is a mild form of sexism. The basis of the claim is that male body builders are judged by objective masculine standards like muscularity and physique symmetry. On the other hand, female body builders are judged using a nebulous criterion that is more descriptive then quantifying, that is by their "femininity".



According to the critics, standards adopted for judging body building contests are constantly changed or modified as set by and for men, and then watered down to represent women. Further, female body builders face a bigger set back outside the gym in form of social discrimination. According to recent findings published by gender activists in the US, female body builders are usually mocked and generally viewed negatively by the societies in which they live. This negative treatment is based on their not conforming to and challenging traditional norms and practices that defines and ascribes ideal feminine beauty and the normal gender roles. According to the report, such norms and conventions are set and implemented by men.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Gender Discrimination in Body Building (Part 2)

Gender Discrimination in Body Building (Part 1)
Gender Discrimination in Body Building (Part 1)
Gender Discrimination in Body Building (Part 1)
Gender Discrimination in Body Building (Part 1)
Gender Discrimination in Body Building (Part 1)


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