Finding Your Ideal Running Form by Gretchen Reynolds at The New York Times Well Blog — “Can people become better, more efficient runners on their own, merely by running?…. That question, seemingly so innocuous, is remarkably divisive at the moment, with running experts on one side suggesting that runners should be taught a specific, idealized running form, while opponents counter that the best way to run is whatever way feels right to you.”
Shame on you, Excalibur by Leopard at Crates and Ribbons — “To summarize, Olympic gymnast and gold medallist Gabby Douglas has revealed that during her time training at Excalibur’s gym, she was the victim of racial bullying.” And responding to folks who would deny that.
Fat People: You Don’t Have To Justify Your Existence at Big Liberty — “You don’t have to tell the fatphobes why they’re wrong. Why they’re creating a fictional narrative about your life that isn’t your life.”
An Open Letter to Caitlin Moran by Nyux at Shadow’s Crescent — “We need to encourage the spread of feminism, but we can’t really forget about its past. We need to reclaim the word feminism, but a great deal of that work has to be directed at reclaiming that word from ourselves and from our pasts.”
Body Shame Hurts by shaunta at Fierce, Freethinking Fatties — “For parents out there who have a child whose weight worries them, here are a few tips for taking action without causing life-long problems…”