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May 16, 2012 9:22 AM
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Is this the first time you ever witnessed people be mean about someone's physique?


No, I just wondered the reasoning behind the body bashing.


Because people can be mean sometimes.


I guess it's kind of sad coming out of someone you respect.
May 16, 2012 9:23 AM
They are nuts (no offense). I think woman who are toned or ripped are hot. I think we as men are not use to seeing woman like that. But I think it shows that woman can be strong and sexy!
  9985438
May 16, 2012 9:23 AM
Everyone's tastes differ. Personally, I like a woman about 5'2-1/2" tall.
With Sexy Blue eyes.
Curves.
Busty.
Brazillian waxed.
Manicured.
Clairol Beautiful Collection #B009W Light Red Brown Hair Color.
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May 16, 2012 9:24 AM
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Hello my fellow MFP-ers

So, I was visiting my parents last Saturday and my dad, my uncle and myself were sitting at the bar in the kitchen and we were talking about diet, exercise, etc. I made the comment that Jillian Michaels' body is one that I like to have when I get to my goal. I think her body is awesome. My dad then said that he hates looking at her, and then continued to lay into women that are fit and have toned stomachs. He and my uncle went on for a few more minutes about how they hate ripped abs and muscles on a girl. I thought it was actually hilarious and I laughed about it, but over the last few days I can't stop asking, why do they think that?

So, that's my question. What would guys have against girls that are ripped? Any insights and opinions would be awesome. I'm really curious. Girls, I want to hear yours too! Also lets try to be nice to each other.


Maybe they don't like a woman who looks like she can kick both of their asses at the same time. laugh

I personally prefer a little softer, curvy look, though I'm not sure I could tell you why. Even if it's the exact same muscles underneath, I like the look when the body fat isn't cut so much that you could use the abs as a washboard.
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May 16, 2012 9:24 AM
My opinion...ripped women are sexy. But, who cares what anyone else thinks. You should strive for what you want.flowerforyou
May 16, 2012 9:24 AM
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I have come to the realization that different men have different tastes in women.

Shocking, I know.


Nuh-UH! Remember allllll the posts about it? ALL men only like curvy women, remember???

On a serious note: I don't think anybody will complain if you suddenly popped up with Jillian's body :) Everybody likes different physical features, thin women, big women, blonde women, brunette women...one of my guy friends prefers athletic red heads....different strokes!


Haha! You're awesome! And I definitely agree.
May 16, 2012 9:24 AM
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Everyone's tastes differ. Personally, I like a woman about 5'2-1/2" tall.
With Sexy Blue eyes.
Curves.
Busty.
Brazillian waxed.
Manicured.
Clairol Beautiful Collection #B009W Light Red Brown Hair Color.


I could work with this!
  7434194
May 16, 2012 9:25 AM
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They are nuts (no offense). I think woman who are toned or ripped are hot. I think we as men are not use to seeing woman like that. But I think it shows that woman can be strong and sexy!


None taken! I think they are crazy too.
May 16, 2012 9:26 AM
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personal preference.

also- are your dad and uncle in really good shape?


Haha NO! Thats what made me laugh about the whole situation.


That's probably why they don't like it.
May 16, 2012 9:26 AM
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Maybe they don't like a woman who looks like she can kick both of their asses at the same time. laugh




laugh Probably true!
May 16, 2012 9:26 AM
I had left something out. I think a lot has to do with ones own physical appearance. When I was heavier I went after the chubby girls and didn't really like toned / thin woman. Now that I am in better shape I actually like toned / thin woman. Don't worry I still like curvy girls but my taste changed and I do not stick to just one type of person. Also Personality and Confidence is key....without those two it doesn't matter how curvy or ripped you are.
  9985438
May 16, 2012 9:27 AM
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I had left something out. I think a lot has to do with ones own physical appearance. When I was heavier I went after the chubby girls and didn't really like toned / thin woman. Now that I am in better shape I actually like toned / thin woman. Don't worry I still like curvy girls but my taste changed and I do not stick to just one type of person. Also Personality and Confidence is key....without those two it doesn't matter how curvy or ripped you are.


Exactly...this was pretty much my point from above. Exposure is key, and that's definitely affected by your own level of fitness.
  7434194
May 16, 2012 9:29 AM
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... thin women, big women, blonde women, brunette women...one of my guy friends prefers athletic red heads....different strokes!


I prefer all of these as well.
  914777
May 16, 2012 9:29 AM
I'm an equal opportunity lover.

Peace and bacon grease.
May 16, 2012 9:30 AM
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I had left something out. I think a lot has to do with ones own physical appearance. When I was heavier I went after the chubby girls and didn't really like toned / thin woman. Now that I am in better shape I actually like toned / thin woman. Don't worry I still like curvy girls but my taste changed and I do not stick to just one type of person. Also Personality and Confidence is key....without those two it doesn't matter how curvy or ripped you are.


Then maybe he's mad that my mom and I are getting in shape together and that's his way of saying he doesn't like it? I don't really think that any body type should be a "deal breaker." Or that anyone should hate looking at another person.
May 16, 2012 9:31 AM
Athletic looking and healthy are always a winner winner chicken dinner
May 16, 2012 9:33 AM
people bash people for being to skinny to fat, to blond, to tall, to short, to fit, to fluffy....... people can be mean ....
May 16, 2012 9:33 AM
To clarify, by girls with muscles I mean athletic, fit bodies. Not female body builders that take "supplements."
May 16, 2012 9:34 AM
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So, that's my question. What would guys have against girls that are ripped? Any insights and opinions would be awesome.


I think that to the majority of the general public consider it an extreme physique for a woman, the flip side of obesity. I think therefore this creates a strong aversion to it.

It is easy to forget on MFP that the bodybuilding look is actually a niche one. That is changing slowly in the big, bad world but it's not a generally held standard of female beauty.
Edited by myofibril On May 16, 2012 9:36 AM
May 16, 2012 9:35 AM
Perhaps they don't want to be with a woman who looks like she could hand their butts back to them. They're intimidated?? My husband is liking my goal. And he's liking my current body, and he liked my starting weight body, and my pregnant body.

My point? Not only do different men have different tastes, the same man can enjoy different things. He finds my confidence to use my body most appealing, and at my post pregnancy weight, I felt bad about myself and that translated into my self talk and how I carried myself.
May 16, 2012 9:35 AM
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people bash people for being to skinny to fat, to blond, to tall, to short, to fit, to fluffy....... people can be mean ....


Agreed. We just had this conversation at work. One coworker couldn't believe that a thinner coworker got body bashed by people telling her to eat a sandwich or that her thin wrists were "gross." Its unbelievable really.
May 16, 2012 9:36 AM
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Everyone's tastes differ. Personally, I like a woman about 5'2-1/2" tall.
With Sexy Blue eyes.
Curves.
Busty.
Brazillian waxed.
Manicured.
Clairol Beautiful Collection #B009W Light Red Brown Hair Color.


One time, a woman that had #A012K tried to buy me a drink. Like I would even give her the time of day.
May 16, 2012 9:36 AM
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Please refer to the SEARCH feature before posting.


Nice waste of a post, dude. Every single thing ever posted on these forums is a repeat of something. Get over it, or move on if you're not interested. It's not rocket surgery.


I personally hate a six-pack. On men and women. I just don't find it attractive. That doesn't mean I have a problem with anyone who has one or is striving for that. But if asked, I could go on about why I don't like it.. would that be considered "mean" ?
May 16, 2012 9:38 AM
My opinion is that your answer is partly rooted deep into western culture. Think Greek sculpture, Renaissance paintings of women, and similar objects. Women were represented as people of leisure; pale, rounded and soft from no labor in the sun. The "Rubenesque" figure. I am sure that there were plenty of ripped women at the time; women who farmed, who were peasants, who died young and gave birth to many children. They had to be strong, but the civilization at the time did not value them because they were peasants, not royalty or landed.

Jillian Michaels as a role model for women is a major shift in our perception and cultural definition of the desireable woman. And a good one at that. Your uncle and dad are expressing opinions with centuries of agreement behind them. But that's just it. They are looking back. You and your mom represent the new age of women in society.
May 16, 2012 9:39 AM
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Perhaps they don't want to be with a woman who looks like she could hand their butts back to them. They're intimidated?? My husband is liking my goal. And he's liking my current body, and he liked my starting weight body, and my pregnant body.

My point? Not only do different men have different tastes, the same man can enjoy different things. He finds my confidence to use my body most appealing, and at my post pregnancy weight, I felt bad about myself and that translated into my self talk and how I carried myself.


That's one of the many things I love about my husband, he can see attractiveness in different body types and has always told me I'm beautiful. Even when I feel like anything but.

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