The typical perception of women includes being gentle, dainty, and overall, staying home and taking care of the kids. There was a time in women’s history where larger women were doted on and desired, as being overweight meant that the woman came from a wealthy family that had plenty of food to eat, and little to no work was performed so there was no presence of exercise. But in this day and age, men want a woman who is slim, maybe a little toned, and overall gorgeous. Men typically want a woman who is smaller than them to help aid in their ego and masculinity to reassure their role as the protector of the house. If a woman goes around this status quo and dares to be different, it could mean that she will be alone and criticized by the public.
But there is a new world that women are exploring that was a man’s world for the longest time, and that is the world of bodybuilding. When we think of bodybuilders, we think of men such as Arnold Schwarzenegger who have large bulging muscles with their veins popping out and possibly abusing steroids. For decades, women have never thought about diving into this world, and the public had never considered the idea that women could also become bodybuilders. But in this video, there are ten women who have taken the risk and dove in headfirst into the world of bodybuilding. These women have rewritten tradition in the fitness world. This trend started in the 1970’s and has gone through an evolution of criticism, controversy, and overall acceptance of this sport.