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Bodybuilding Professors Outmuscle The Stereotype












"For women to check this out lift weights continues to be a subversive act," says Anne E. Bolin, who in addition to being an amateur bodybuilder is a professor of anthropology and sociology at Elon University. She teaches, among other things, about male humor at the gym. "We're moving ahead in social, economic, and political arenas, and our bodies are the last frontier for us, the last place for us to gain equity and do with what we want." Max Workouts review Strongwomen have a history of being on the fringes of American society. In the late 19th century, performers with stage names like Minerva and Athleta were catching cannonballs, lifting men with one hand, and playing tug of war with horses in traveling circus acts. By the 1930s, women started appearing by the dozen at Muscle Beach, in Santa Monica, Calif. Still, it was not until the 1970s that women were allowed to compete in organized contests of strength. That was when Janice S. <br>News source: http://chronicle.com/article/Bodybuilding-Professors/48766/?key=SGwiLVo9YnBKZHNqfXEQKCdTOyh5JB9%2BPXJAZ30aYlBc



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