I read this yesterday and was taken so far aback I needed to wait a day to write about it.
As you read this remember that this is a young woman in our society today. Unbelievable pressure to fit in a mold that wasn’t made for her body type. I get it. I get it because I’m a big girl. At 5’8″ tall and 165# I am not the size of the average female. What’s average height? 5’4″ or 162.5cm.
So yes, I’m above average by 4 full inches. And outside of that I’m also more muscular than average because I choose to workout with weights.
The social pressure for young women is unbearable. Watching my beautiful step-daughter struggle because she has the most beautiful red hair was hard enough.
The young lady in the article is a very talented tennis player and that physical ability is being clouded by judgemental people WHO AREN’T THE ONES PLAYING. Give me a break.
When will the madness stop and people begin to truly grasp that this world isn’t one size fits all, neither are human beings.
Perfect example of this very thing, my friend at 5’0″ and I both doing the same exact thing, same weight ball. It just doesn’t matter. I don’t like her because she’s 5’0″ and tiny, I like her because she is a great person.
Hat tip to CrossFit Impulse for the picture.