Thinking about cutting back on sweets and hitting the gym as your New Year’s resolution? Well, if you are, you might be a white supremacist.
Okay, not really. Not at all, actually, but according to Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, the author of the book Fit Nation: The Gains and Pains of America’s Exercise Obsession, which comes out next month, American exercise trends reinforce white supremacy.
Petrzela explains this ridiculousness in an interview with Time Magazine. When asked what the most surprising thing she learned from her research was, she explained that she originally believed concern for fitness was “progressive.”
“It was super interesting reading the reflections of fitness enthusiasts in the early 20th century. They said we should get rid of corsets, corsets are an assault on women’s form, and that women should be lifting weights and gaining strength. Read more…