We don’t lift weights in order to look hot, especially for the likes of men like that. What makes them think that we even WANT them to find us attractive? If you do, thanks very much, we’re flattered. But if you don’t, why do you really need to voice this opinion in the first place, and what makes you think we actually give a toss that you, personally, do not find us attractive? What do you want us to do? Shall we stop weightlifting, amend our diet in order to completely get rid of our ‘manly’ muscles, and become housewives in the sheer hope that one day you will look more favourably upon us and we might actually have a shot with you?! Cause you are clearly the kindest, most attractive type of man to grace the earth with your presence.-
Best. Good response Zoe, and 18? Maybe our world IS producing awesome young women! Duh of couse, but yay. (via sarahchristine)
I was completely blown away watching girls smaller than me lift twice their body weight. Hardcore. Fabulous.
Good for this gal for standing up for herself. Muscles are awesome, strong is beautiful, and personally, I’d rather be able to beat the crap out of jerks who think otherwise than be feminine. (Sorry, Mom.)
Is there anything I love more than baseball, history, and stories about smart, awesome women?
Besides college football and the beach, NO there is not.
I just stumbled across this CNN story about Dorothy Seymour Mills, who was married to the late baseball historian Harold Seymour and helped him co-authored his three great baseball books without so much as a line in the acknowledgments.
Basically, it was the 1950s and he was twice her age and was happy to have her immense help researching and writing but pitched a fit when, after decades, she finally asked for a little recognition. After all, she only wrote nearly the entire third book on her own as her husband began to struggle with Alzheimer’s.
She wrote her own account of her life’s work in 2004’s A Woman’s Work and, at the age of 83, has just completed a historical baseball novel (Is there anything I love more than sports-themed historical fiction?? Nope, not really)
I’m thrilled she was finally able to get recognized for her work instead of fading away as nothing more than an enormously talented and competent ghostwriter for her husband. I’m also reminded of how fortunate I am, as a woman who loves sports and history and writing, to live in a time where I can research and write and have a career on my own, instead of just being a supportive, obedient wife to an ambitious husband with a killer book idea.