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Body Positive Workout Clothes Women's Thing, Not Men's?

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  • magnusthenerdmagnusthenerd Posts: 1,061Member Member Posts: 1,061Member Member
    mbaker566 wrote: »
    jdh419 wrote: »
    I am 55 years old and only wear sweats and old tees to the gym. I am not one to fall for discriminated marketing. So many of the tights are just over the top tight! I just don't understand why women still allow themselves to be subjected to the sexualization of our bodies! Working out should be in a comfortable, stress free environment where we are looked at as equal; not some sex kitten in pants so tight you can see our labia! That's just my, humble opinion.

    men wear leggings too.
    what i wear is up to me. what you decide to sexualize is up to you.

    In the summer, I'll also see men running in very short shorts. I trust they know what works best for their preferences and workout, I doubt they've fallen for discriminatory marketing or are somehow trying to tempt onlookers.
    I would if I thought it would work. There are people of any gender that do wear things wanting to be sexualized.
    But yeah, as at least a practical matter, you probably should assume that self objectifying is not someone's purpose.
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Posts: 21,498Member Member Posts: 21,498Member Member
    mbaker566 wrote: »
    jdh419 wrote: »
    I am 55 years old and only wear sweats and old tees to the gym. I am not one to fall for discriminated marketing. So many of the tights are just over the top tight! I just don't understand why women still allow themselves to be subjected to the sexualization of our bodies! Working out should be in a comfortable, stress free environment where we are looked at as equal; not some sex kitten in pants so tight you can see our labia! That's just my, humble opinion.

    men wear leggings too.
    what i wear is up to me. what you decide to sexualize is up to you.

    In the summer, I'll also see men running in very short shorts. I trust they know what works best for their preferences and workout, I doubt they've fallen for discriminatory marketing or are somehow trying to tempt onlookers.
    I would if I thought it would work. There are people of any gender that do wear things wanting to be sexualized.
    But yeah, as at least a practical matter, you probably should assume that self objectifying is not someone's purpose.

    I'm not saying it never happens, I'm just saying my default assumption is that people are wearing what is most comfortable and practical for them.
  • jdh419jdh419 Posts: 36Member Member Posts: 36Member Member
    I've never had an issue wearing my sweats and tees in the last 3 decades that I've been wearing them to the gym. They've never got bunched up and I've never tripped or got hung up on any type of machinery. I am comfortable in loose fitting clothing at the gym and I think you guys are judging me because I wear baggy clothes at the gym. I like going to the gym to exercise. The end!
    edited January 24
  • jdh419jdh419 Posts: 36Member Member Posts: 36Member Member
    "All of the discussion I have read was in direct response to you passing judgment on what others wear. Can you point out one post that stated you should wear something other than what you enjoy wearing?"


    I guess you haven't read them all. All I did was post my opinion then I was bombarded.
    edited January 24
  • jdh419jdh419 Posts: 36Member Member Posts: 36Member Member
    hesn92 wrote: »
    Don't get me wrong, I think there are a lot of people who wear certain things to *accentuate* body parts and make themselves look more attractive (think leggings that are cinched down the butt crack to make their butt look bigger etc) So it's not all about functionality (unless I'm missing something about the cinch on the butt)

    But I mean if someone feels better wearing something that makes them look cuter who am I to judge. People should wear what they want and it's not their responsibility to worry about whether other people like it or not.

    I feel like this debate has gone awry lol

    I feel like it's gone awry too.
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