I hate when people consider me masculine because of my muscles (and the fact I enjoy lifting), because the vast majority of women throughout history were working class women who carried out manual labour. I still remember the size of my grandmother’s forearms back when she worked in the school kitchen – without the privilege of an electric mixer. Or the size of the women in paintings of Scottish fishing or farming communities. Or the descriptions of teenage girls expected to operate canal locks, pushing against the force of tonnes and tonnes of water.
The majority of women throughout history had to work manual, physical jobs, and had the body to match. If the majority of women throughout history had a physique you’d consider “masculine”, maybe you should re-consider your definition of “masculine”?
QotD: “I hate when people consider me masculine because of my muscles”