Randy Flood steps into body-shaming conversation

In a recent column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Elizabeth Wellington takes on the topic of well-honed female bodies and body-shaming. Written in response to several verbal attacks on tennis pro, Serena Williams, Wellington comments, “So, every time women embrace their power, we have to strip them of their femininity? How insulting.” Why is that? “‘Men have defined what is feminine throughout the course of humanity,’ said Randy Flood, author of Mascupathy: Understanding and Healing the Malaise of American Manhood, adding that women with stronger bodies challenge the centuries-old gender roles they’ve been assigned, and men – especially those in power – are slowest to accept any changes.”

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