First I want to thank everyone who has been coming to the site and especially for those who have given me their kind words. It's been a few months since I started and it's been a lot of fun posting updates and looking around for content. I also hope this site can provide some exposure for these hard working women.
Anyways, I'll try to keep this short, but I've thinking a lot over the last few days about the ''freak" mentality towards female bodybuilders. I thought about a speech I saw last summer with Governor Arnold talking about how great actors like Kirk Douglas used to lie when asked if they worked out. No one in their time wanted to even admit that they lifted weights. They wanted people to think they were naturally fit. They didn't want to be called freaks.
Today, weight lifting is extremely popular and many people love to brag about how they work out. However, what separates the weightlifter from the bodybuilder is the want to become a freak. They want to break the perceived rules of nature and trump expectations. If bodybuilders weren't called freaks, I think they would only be motivated to work harder and get even bigger (if that's even possible). For woman, this notion of excess is even farther out of the norm.
Personally, I love the freaks and I'm interested in them because they're freaks. I've always been fascinated by muscles and even spent about 6 months last year in a pretty heavy workout routine where I gained about 15 pounds of muscle. You buff ladies deserve my thanks for your inspiration.
Anyways, I'd like to know what you guys think. Are female bodybuilders freaks and will they always be freaks? ...wonderful, respectable, beautiful freaks.