Yoga Means You’re Fat

WTF?  According to this AskMen.com piece, signing your girlfriend up for a yoga class is #9 on their list of ways to tell your SO she’s getting a little too chunky for your anemic tastes.

Normally I wouldn’t rise to the challenge of this blatantly sexist piece.  It’s pretty clear the author is muckraking just to see how many comments he can rack up.  The things he suggests are manipulative, misogynistic and downright dirty.  Playing head games in any context is unacceptable, especially with a significant other.  This should be the person in your life that you trust above all others.  Someone you trust would come to you if they had concerns over your health, and not a few extra pounds.

What tipped me over the edge into responding what this little gem:

“The beauty of yoga is that if you dress it up as a way to relieve stress, she may not realize that she’s being tricked into shedding a few pounds, and even if she does, you’ll end up with a happier, more self-confident girlfriend rather than a grumpy lard-ass.”

Seriously?  You’re kidding, right?  ::headdesk::

I suggest that Anonymous Author and anyone else who thinks that these suggestions are ok to head over to Shapley Prose.

(Thanks to EKW for the original link.)

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One response to “Yoga Means You’re Fat

  1. awful… the thing is, this plan can only backfire. a few months of yoga, and she’ll start to notice what an asshole she’s been dating.

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