Gay Men and French Women don't get fat... for very different reasons

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    Jan 27, 2013 11:13 AM GMT
    In his review for a new book, a "gawker" mocks the stereotypes spread by the author of the book "Gay Men Don't Get Fat"

    "There is only one thing that keeps gay men in shape: fear."

    "Gay men, unlike their straight counterparts, don't have the luxury to stay in "fighting shape" just long enough to find a partner before letting their bodies fall to shit afterwords. No, gay men have to get buff, get married, and stay buff. Why? Because of three-ways, obviously [...] And you're not going to get any A-list guest stars if you're giving D-list torso with a four-star gut."

    "If straight men are lacking in some area, they usually make up for it by becoming rich or powerful [...] But for gay men, only body will do. If a gay guy is a little short, his solution is to go to the gym. Got a shitty job? Go to the gym. Busted in the face? No biggie! Head to the gym and no one will look above your neck. Totally shy and doesn't socialize well? Gym, baby, gym! A good body is the only currency in this game."

    "Gay men are attracted to, essentially, themselves [...] but gay men find what they are physically attracted to and often remake their bodies in the image of their ideal mate."

    "[...] joining the gym and becoming a regular. It has nothing to do with being healthy or looking good, it has to do with that deep-seated fear that one day you will wake up and it will be just like high school all over again, with people hating you or picking on you for being different. Never again!"


    http://gawker.com/5811493/the-real-reason-gay-men-dont-get-fat

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    Jan 27, 2013 11:15 AM GMT
    no time to text..... im off to the gym.!!!!
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    Jan 27, 2013 11:25 AM GMT
    No coherent line of argue with lazy conclusions, but it's alright the article is so venomous it cannot be anything but satire
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    Jan 27, 2013 12:53 PM GMT
    I'll take the squirrel option.
    Dude's clearly "foreclosing".
    Yeah, I read the book, maybe he should.
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    Jan 27, 2013 1:08 PM GMT
    Summary of article:

    - it's true that gay men don't get fat, like a new cook book says
    - gay men fear getting fat and being alone, or doing poorly in 3-ways
    - some gay men do get fat, they're just called bears
    - bears are also afraid of being alone, so they only date other bears
    - so that allows us to dismiss bears as disproving this theory, because gay men still don't get fat

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    Jan 27, 2013 3:48 PM GMT
    Well, sounds somewhat correct. Of course the primary reason everyone goes to the gym is to look good. One of the first things you do in the morning, and the last things you do at night, is look in the mirror. If the person you are seeing there isn't to you're liking this is going to be your first intensive. People should have full length mirrors all over their house so that this instinct will kick in sooner and they don't wait until they suddenly catch a side glance of themselves in a store reflection. Health, socialization and visual cruising are going to be secondary inherit factors.
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    Jan 27, 2013 4:10 PM GMT
    In other words, if the conservative "god lovers" want to get rid of homosexuality, all they have to do is lobby for the banning of gyms and healthy foods.
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    Jan 27, 2013 6:06 PM GMT
    Gay men can't be rich and powerful? News to me!
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    Jan 27, 2013 6:17 PM GMT
    S34n05 saidGay men can't be rich and powerful? News to me!


    They can but unlike with women, a bulging wallet is not a trouser-dropper.

    Exception:

    klein.jpg
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:47 PM GMT
    bus9ja2d said
    S34n05 saidGay men can't be rich and powerful? News to me!


    They can but unlike with women, a bulging wallet is not a trouser-dropper.

    Exception:

    klein.jpg


    Maybe things will change with Marriage equality. Then the gold diggers will come out icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:58 PM GMT
    I occasionally chat with a French chick from another message board who's quite the opposite of the stereotypical French woman.

    Perhaps I ought to pass gay fear onto her?
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    Jan 27, 2013 8:32 PM GMT
    Guest stars?
    Lulz, no.
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    Jan 27, 2013 8:48 PM GMT
    I totally agree with this, hahaha. The only reason I ever started working out is because my first collegiate homosexual friend informed me that, "You might be kind of hot if you worked out a bit." However offensive his comment might have been, it definitely scared me into going to the gym every day.
  • Sportsfan1

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    Jan 27, 2013 9:19 PM GMT
    I see some real truths in this post as well as some venom. Overall I feel it is pretty accurate.
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    Jan 27, 2013 9:20 PM GMT
    I'm pissed at the stereotypes he's portraying icon_mad.gif... I'll go to the gym.
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    Jan 27, 2013 9:32 PM GMT
    tomatotomato saidI totally agree with this, hahaha. The only reason I ever started working out is because my first collegiate homosexual friend informed me that, "You might be kind of hot if you worked out a bit." However offensive his comment might have been, it definitely scared me into going to the gym every day.


    You might want to take that as a compliment, usually that means he finds your face attractive but the body not so much. I think most people would prefer to have an attractive face vs. attractive body. Only for the simple fact that its much easier to change one over the other haha.
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    Jan 27, 2013 9:48 PM GMT
    A_X91 saidI'm pissed at the stereotypes he's portraying icon_mad.gif... I'll go to the gym.


    Let's burn calories in a more fun and more active manner icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 27, 2013 9:54 PM GMT
    It reinforces the negative perception that make non-fit gay men invisible to the rest of the world.
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    Jan 28, 2013 12:33 AM GMT
    bus9ja2d said
    S34n05 saidGay men can't be rich and powerful? News to me!


    They can but unlike with women, a bulging wallet is not a trouser-dropper.

    Exception:

    klein.jpg


    Damn who's the baby?
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    Jan 28, 2013 1:21 AM GMT
    tomatotomato saidI totally agree with this, hahaha. The only reason I ever started working out is because my first collegiate homosexual friend informed me that, "You might be kind of hot if you worked out a bit." However offensive his comment might have been, it definitely scared me into going to the gym every day.



    ROFL! and you are super hot
  • jakekid123

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    Jan 28, 2013 1:52 AM GMT
    I've always wondered why I work out. We are so lucky this scholar came along and clarified for us!
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    Jan 28, 2013 2:22 AM GMT
    jonnyboy saidno time to text..... im off to the gym.!!!!

    hahaha. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 28, 2013 2:33 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidIn other words, if the conservative "god lovers" want to get rid of homosexuality, all they have to do is lobby for the banning of gyms and healthy foods.



    AHAHAHAH THIS!!
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    Jan 28, 2013 4:13 AM GMT
    leviticii saidGay Men and French Women don't get fat... for very different reasons

    What? Lots of gay men smoke.
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    Jan 28, 2013 5:38 PM GMT
    bananamilk said
    bus9ja2d said
    S34n05 saidGay men can't be rich and powerful? News to me!


    They can but unlike with women, a bulging wallet is not a trouser-dropper.

    Exception:

    klein.jpg


    Damn who's the baby?


    Nick Gruber. Google search says he is not a very nice guy..