A ‘Telegraph’ Article Called Nike’s Plus-Size Mannequins ‘a Lie’—Women Are Calling B.S.

Curated via Twitter from Glamour’s twitter account….

Who want to work out, who want to wear a well known brand," one woman wrote in an Instagram post. "Plus girls work out every day," another woman wrote. "We're told multiple types a day, every single day, that our bodies are only considered worthy if we shrink ourselves," one woman posted. "Your body is worthy. At any size. And so is mine. "It is hard enough for women to find the courage and strength needed to start exercising and even harder to find clothes that fit us," another woman wrote. "Nothing burns me up more than women tearing down other women, especially women who are trying to make a change in their lives….

The backlash to Gold's article was swift, with women sharing photos and stories on social media of themselves working out, sporting plus-size gear, and delivering a resounding clap-back to the Telegraph's assertion that being plus-size and being an athlete are mutually exclusive. "Excluding diverse bodies is the opposite of progress," model Iskra Lawrence wrote on Instagram. "Being skinny does not equal being healthy…

Earlier this week the Telegraph published an article on Nike's plus-size mannequins, calling them "obese," "gargantuan," and "a dangerous lie. " Not surprisingly, women on social media aren't having it.

People wonder why fate people don't feel welcome in the fitness space – THIS IS WHY! ," one woman posted on Instagram. "I wish growing up I had seen mannequins like this and plus-size people represented in the fitness world.

In response to a fat-shaming article published earlier this week calling Nike's new plus-size mannequins "a dangerous lie," women of all sizes are sharing photos of themselves working out.

The only thing that held me back was my wetsuit (the biggest women’s one I could get) garrotting my neck," another woman posted. "I had the same experience trying to get clothes to fit when I was marathon training, and what makes it even more frustrating is putrid articles like this from the @telegraph (swipe right) today against @nike’s move to have realistic sized female mannequins to house their realistic sized gym wear.

I’m nearly 200lbs of 'I will kick your a$$ in a sprint, boxing, jumping and lifting over half my body weight. "Still want to tell me my body type can't run? " one woman wrote. "THIS is crazed bullying. It’s hate speech.

Size does not fully determine health," one woman wrote. "That mannequin with the bigger body represents me, in fact my body is even bigger than that mannequin.

I find that these types of rants are more of a reflection of how someone feels about themselves," Katie Sturino, a plus-size blogger and founder of Megababe, posted on Instagram. "As my friend and trainer @lubu22 says… you can still be thin and very unhealthy.

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