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Zoe Smith is one badass chick
In response to haters on the internet, English weightlifter Zoe Smith wrote an eloquent blog post titled "Thanks (but no thanks...)" It addresses issues like body image, girl on girl hate and male chauvinism.
Here's an excerpt: "...we don’t lift weights in order to look hot, especially for the likes of men like that. What makes them think that we even WANT them to find us attractive? If you do, thanks very much, we’re flattered. But if you don’t, why do you really need to voice this opinion in the first place, and what makes you think we actually give a toss that you, personally, do not find us attractive? What do you want us to do? Shall we stop weightlifting, amend our diet in order to completely get rid of our ‘manly’ muscles, and become housewives in the sheer hope that one day you will look more favourably upon us and we might actually have a shot with you?! Cause you are clearly the kindest, most attractive type of man to grace the earth with your presence."
Zoe, we don't give a toss about those guys either. Read her blog post here.
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