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Apparently, Getting “Fit” is All About Getting Sexy

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Apparently, Getting "Fit" is All About Getting Sexy

As we near towards bikini season yet again, I’ve noticed that yet again, women are Tweeting and Instragram-ing about "getting fit" with hashtags such as, #getfit, #workout, #fitspiration, and my favorite, #thinspiration.

Storified by Caroline Lai· Mon, Apr 08 2013 00:06:30

While it’s obvious why thinspirations are not healthy messages for young women, I also have a problem with many fitspirations, like the one shown below.
fitpicsinspiration
The question, “Want it?” has an overtly sexual tone, rather than pertaining to fitness.
my #Buttspiration now that I’m back on the workout grind #GetFit pic.twitter.com/Okn1OH2cjrHope Chubb
Again, the inspiration here involves sexual objectification of the female body more than the idea of getting fit.
‘ needed some inspiration ! Time to get my shit together #getfit pic.twitter.com/oyE76FfDhbBree
#thinspiration #thin #summer #motivation pic.twitter.com/FCyDX96ePHAgathe
These pictures not only show an extremely limited idea of the fit body type, but further objectify female bodies by cutting out or covering their faces.
motivation4fit #health #fitness #fit #TagsForLikes.COM #TFLers #fitnessmodel #fitnessaddict #fitspo #workout #bodybuilding #cardio #gym #train #training #photooftheday #health #healthy #instahealth #healthychoices #active #strong #motivation #instagood #determination #lifestyle #diet #getfit #cleaneating @TagsForLikes #eatclean #excercisefitpicsinspiration
motivation4fit #health #fitness #fit #TagsForLikes.COM #TFLers #fitnessmodel #fitnessaddict #fitspo #workout #bodybuilding #cardio #gym #train #training #photooftheday #health #healthy #instahealth #healthychoices #active #strong #motivation #instagood #determination #lifestyle #diet #getfit #cleaneating @TagsForLikes #eatclean #excercisefitpicsinspiration
These photos give the message that the biggest desire for women is to have a sexy body.
#lean #fitness #fitspiration #inspiration #gym #cleaneating #diet #fitspro #gymflow #beforeandafter #healthy #physicalactivity #active #activelife#motivation #determination #results #justdoit #muscle #fit #weightloss #goals #focus #quotes #qoutes #deserve #abs #Aprilchallenge #love #healthFollow Me & Get Motivated
Lastly, this Instagram achieves all of the above as well as fat-shames people who have the body type of the person on the right.
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