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A student at Colorado College penned a scathing piece in the campus rag, Feminist Wire, complaining about how the school is overflowing with healthy dining options and fitness programs. The problem? All that healthy mumbo jumbo perpetuates a culture of body-shaming.
From National Review:
“Several aspects of the CC community such as numerous healthy eating habits, gym programs, and outdoor activities, foster a culture of body shaming even for male students,” Jade Pearl Frost, a senior who is a double major in feminist and gender studies and English, writes in a piece for the Feminist Wire.
“While I am not suggesting that these aspects are detrimental in and of themselves, I argue that the College values these things in ways that are overwhelming and exclusionary,” she adds.
Surprisingly enough, I fully support this Bowl Cut’s hot take.
I’m sick of all these “I-sexually-identify-as-a-tree” Vegans flaunting their kombucha quinoa foraged berry kale salads served in a mason jar on Instagram, looking down on me as I wipe my mouth with a McDonald’s bag. And I’m sick of all these gym-selfie-taking #fitlife douchebags posting their motivational quotes on Facebook like anyone gives a fuck — I saw one the other day that said “I’m going to make you proud — note to self.” It made me vomit (only partly because of the six Hot Pockets I had just eaten).
The worst part? At the rate we’re going, these healthy options on college campuses won’t be options much longer — they’ll be the only fucking thing you can order. Kent State just opened a gluten free dining hall. NO GLUTEN IN AN ENTIRE COLLEGE DINING HALL. You know what foods have gluten in them? The edible kinds.
So yeah, I agree with the Social Justice Warrior on this one. Self-obsessed, over-posting fitness freaks trigger me and they must be stopped. I’ll be at my safe space in the Whataburger off of Barton Springs in Austin if anyone wants to join me and hash out these feelings. Non lettuce-based menu items and body positivity are welcome..
[via National Review]
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