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Dear Fitness Industry: Stop Using Body-Shaming Ads

Have you ever seen a fitness ad and felt bad about yourself afterward? These ads show someone who is overweight and obviously upset about it. Usually, it’s a woman because the media treats female bodies as objects to sell products with, so if the body is not what society has deemed to be “perfect,” then it is looked at as unacceptable. Now more than ever, women are pressured to have bodies that are only attainable if you’re a genetic goddess or can afford plastic surgery. And even celebrities with the most “perfect” bodies are criticized because there is no way for any living person to meet every requirement for what the media calls perfection.  Continue reading “Dear Fitness Industry: Stop Using Body-Shaming Ads”