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Old 06-12-2019, 09:59 AM
 
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These snowflakes don't get the person's valid point here.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/nike...hlzO6X9HDa5bak



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London flagship store, many viewed it as an important step in inclusivity for a major activewear brand. But The Telegraph’s Tanya Gold begged to differ. In a contentious opinion piece titled, “Obese mannequins are selling women a dangerous lie,” she attacked the concept.

“She is immense, gargantuan, vast. She heaves with fat,” Gold wrote in the op-ed. “She is, in every measure, obese, and she is not readying herself for a run in her shiny Nike gear. She cannot run. She is more likely, pre-diabetic and on her way to hip replacement.”
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Out West
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What an absolutely stupid thing to get incensed about.

Fat people need work out gear, as well. Or does she not think fat people need to exercise? Does she even hear herself?
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Federal Way, WA
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How does she know a fat person isn't getting ready to go for a run? I see heavy people run pretty regularly and if they keep it up long enough, they won't be so heavy. I ran a 15 mile race 4 weeks ago and there were quite a few heavy people there and they finished the race, something a lot of the thin people whining about this type of stuff couldn't do.

I go to the gym early 5 days per week and there are at least a few heavier women(and men) that I see working out much harder than a lot of the other people that lollygag on a cardio machine for half an hour reading the paper. Guess what? They wear workout clothes to the gym that they buy from stores while shopping. A brand is advertising products directly to them. Sounds like freedom to me...apparently its a problem to others.
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:26 PM
 
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These snowflakes don't get the person's valid point here.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/nike...hlzO6X9HDa5bak
Did you know that bigger people exercise too? Is it foreign to you? Did you know that exercising is a way to lose the weight that was gained? Would you prefer a larger person just not even attempt to lose weight?
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:31 PM
 
Location: 15 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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whom ever this Tanya Gold is....she is an idiot
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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The normalization of behavior which is unhealthy is typically liberal. What liberals have never learned is that you can do what you want, but you cannot escape the negative consequences of your behavior - the two go together. If you're fat, fine, but don't expect it to be normalized as natural and regular. The fat lobby has been very effective at the job it does.
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Federal Way, WA
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The normalization of behavior which is unhealthy is typically liberal. What liberals have never learned is that you can do what you want, but you cannot escape the negative consequences of your behavior - the two go together. If you're fat, fine, but don't expect it to be normalized as natural and regular. The fat lobby has been very effective at the job it does.
Um, this is a company marketing workout clothing to people who should be exercising. Nike promoting clothes for fat people to work out is unhealthy behavior? Buying workout clothes as a fat person is attempting to escape negative consequences?
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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These activists are something else.

They're ridiculous, too. A store displaying attire on a "plus- size" mannequin is no more an endorsement of obesity than selling the damn plus-size clothing is.

They're in the business of selling attire, not making medical and health pronouncements. It makes perfect sense to choose to display clothing of various sizes on mannequins of various sizes.

Yeesh.
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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These snowflakes don't get the person's valid point here.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/nike...hlzO6X9HDa5bak
Nike's was the subject of a recent Court Case going in relation to paying women less and Nike has also admitted to cutting pregnant athletes performance related pay. So it seems Nike can talk the snowflake talk but can't walk the walk, because in reality it's just another greedy global corporation, whose real interest is in virtue signalling as part of advertyising in order to increase their profits.

Nike Loses Initial Challenge to Gender Bias Class-Action Lawsuit Over Gender Pay Gap - Bloomberg (27th February 2019)

Nike hit with lawsuit from four women who allege gender discrimination - The Guardian

Nike admits pregnant athletes faced performance-related pay cut | Sky News

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Old 06-13-2019, 04:04 AM
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Nike’s fattequins are gaslighting women

https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/0...lighting-women

The obese must be properly outraged because the article was written by a woman who has suffered weight issues all her life.

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