Save Women’s Bodybuilding!!!

Save Women’s Bodybuilding!!!

 

The IFBB talks about plans to eliminate its female bodybuilding division. We are shocked by this attitude, and demand its immediate reversal. We need the IFBB to firmly stand by and support this important sport well into the 21st century.

Not just a sport, female bodybuilding is also a form of self-expression and key to an active lifestyle for thousands of women of all ages worldwide. Just like their male counterparts, these athetes have been exploring the very limits of the human physique, turning their bodies into spectacular works of art.

Reaching way beyond a small yet dedicated fan base, female bodybuilding has helped drive the ideal of a strong, fit, healthy physique. Women bodybuilders also successfully challenge gender stereotypes, fight sexist discrimination, and help create a sense of empowerment for women.

For women’s bodybuilding to fulfill its several important missions, it is vitally important that its athletes continue to have venues to compete. What venue would be more important than the prestigeous worldwide federation that has been the home of women bodybuilding superstars for all these decades?

We commend the efforts of the IFBB in creating new divisions (Fitness, Figure, Bikini and now Physique) for reaching more women athletes and their fans. However, the sport that started it all, bodybuilding, must not go away. As long as there is an IFBB, we feel it must support female bodybuilding wholeheartedly, pledging to organize pro contests, and to judge them by true bodybuilding standards.

Dear IFBB Officials: please do not wish female bodybuilding away. Instead, affirm your dedication to the sport, and start promoting it aggressively. Who else could drive the acceptance of bodybuilding, regardless of gender, if not you? It should really be a labor of love.

 

Lori Braun
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Lori Braun
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5 Responses to "Save Women’s Bodybuilding!!!"

  1. Tami Jackson  February 21, 2011 at 11:18 am

    The beauty and dedication of our FBB’rs are not only inspiring but also empowering for women to reach for the goals that may look impossible…Thank you

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  2. Area Orion  February 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Thanks for posting this Lori, signatures jumped almost 1000%. I don’t know what impact this will have on the IFBB’s decision, but it at least make them think twice.

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    • Lori Braun  February 25, 2011 at 2:23 am

      1000%??? Nice! We have to spread awareness…..

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  3. BILL WICK  February 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    It is the DRUGS that is the problem….NOT the women. ALL PRO bodybuilders are on drugs to enhance muscle appearence, you know that don’t you? These drugs are illegal these people are criminals, uncaught so far.
    The activity, art form or athletic event depending o
    n how one views it does not govern itself to appeal to the masses who do not approve of watching criminals being rewarded for having the best chemists fill them enough to out flex the other on stage.
    Without shutting down the men there appears to be a sexual discrimination possibility here ? The solution is OLYMPIC caliber drug testing….problem solved. The problem remaining is the COST which cuts into the BOSMAN’S millions……get it now ?

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  4. BILL WICK  March 2, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Folks,
    It will NOT make a ripple in a shit pail how many signatures you get. The bottom line will be MONEY and TIME. Does Women’s bodybuilding bring Manion any MONEY? The answer is very little. Why else is he thinking of getting rid of it, if it paid he would not consider hurting his pocketbook by dumping it.
    NOW THINK……this is a BUSINESS not ENTERTAINMENT for. It IS all about the…..MONEY.
    You KNOW what is going to replace Women’s BB don’t you…..PHYSIQUE FOR MEN AND WOMEN…..that’s what. It needs space for that one day show in the local cities around the world so something has got to go….to make room for this NEW EVENT, so what is the LEAST POPULAR event……that’s right the WOMEN BB’s. THEY WILL CEASE AND NOTHING YOU OFFER CAN STOP IT SHORT OF A SHITLOAD OF MONEY……SEND IT TO JIM MANION AND KEEP IT COMING IF YOU WANT TO SEE WOMEN BODYBUILDERS GRUNTIG AND FLEXING ON AN IFBB STAGE.

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