Sunday, December 16, 2012

Swole Shaming and How it Cultivates Weakness

Swole Shaming: v; the act of shaming someone for being muscular, or, swole. 

Sometimes people swole-shame and don't know it. Some people swole-shame and are well aware of it. Some people are the targets of such actions and feel it.

"Meat head, juicer, lunk..." 

If you're reading this blog chances are you've felt the pain inflicted by these words. I need not expound upon those feels.

This blog is about spreading those feels to those who may have unintentionally, or intentionally, caused them- and make them understand the immediate emotional damage they cause, as well as the long lasting sociological damage swole shaming causes.

Once those words are uttered there's no taking them back. Chances are a swole man or woman's ears have already heard them and their equally swole brain has already processed the hatred contained within. Call me a lunk and my immediate reaction is to lump you in the head with a 45 lb plate. However... I am fully capable of controlling my paleo reactions and repress those desires.

I bury the rage down deep. Harnessing it for the current or next gym session.

And in it's place comes sadness.

Sadness for the hate I, and all swole kind, feel daily. My desire to be publicly swole and publicly accepted for it is just the same as any one else who may have their own quality for which they've been ostracized; whether that be gay, black, jewish, or fat... I'm swole, so are many others, please don't demonize us for who we are.

Accept us. Love us. 

Not only does swole shaming make the diesel-as-fuck gentlemen who you're so secretly in love with at the gym feel bad- it makes the whole of society weaker.

It does this by discouraging the pursuit of strength. I am a firm believer that with physical strength comes mental strength. With which comes endless possibilities. What will happen when a greater and greater amount of the world's population refuses to become swole? What will become of our professional sports? What will become of our action movies? Most importantly- what will become of our health?

We'll all die. That's what.

When people no longer desire to be swole they'll no longer desire to go to the gym. Soon thereafter they'll no longer desire to do any form of exercise- anaerobic or aerobic. Max effort squats and marathons both will be a thing of the past. No longer will there be the swole gym gods or the thin and nimble runners of today.

Only people who know how to shame those who pursue exercise in general- especially any kind which encourages hypertrophy- will exist; and they'll be cultivators of excess adipose. You know where that leads.

So, when you shame someone for being swole you are directly encouraging the eventual suicide of society. Whether or not the swole shamers of tomorrow know it, they'll die of an ill health they've chosen, because of the societal support of swole shaming.

Educate them swole brothers and sisters. We must save them from themselves.


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  2. The weak-privelaged have invaded my beloved gym. A trainer the other day came up to me and told me I shouldn't deadlift because it's bad for my back. Another told me not to drop the clean and jerks so hard because it's 'scaring her client'.

    What is this world coming to that weakness is so celebrated and strength so frowned upon?

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