A lot of blogs written by women on the subject of food, fitness and weight loss are personal stories of success and/or frustration. A lot of us have been thoroughly let down by conventional wisdom of the medical industry or dietary/fitness "authorities" -- we bust our asses to do things "right" with appalling results, till there comes a point that we either give up or go renegade and start creating our own sets of guidelines.
We now share so that we can give encouragement to others like us. After all, we wish WE had learned from the experiences of other women in the same hormonal situations, especially before the day of the internet when such info was a lot harder to find. We pour out our findings and discoveries, spending time and emotional energy on our blogs and THEN:
Joe Bro decides to step outside his weightlifting, carbstuffing, testosterone-boosting circle to tell us we're WRRRROOOONNNNGGGG. Just check out his favorite bro-palace, run by some muscle-headed self-informed guru -- he'll straighten us out!
Are these guys the reincarnations of Galileo's opponents? You'd think so, since THEIR paradigm is the center of their universe, and only THEIR experience could possibly be valid. And they feel it their absolute DUTY to pop into certain forums -- like the bright pink one that inspired this rant -- and man-splain what's REEELY TROOO.
May all the gods bless the MAJORITY of the guys who visit me, and Wooo and Sid and EB and ... etc! They manage to express their opinions -- even contrary opinions -- without coming across as self-important and dictatorial. On the most sensitive subjects, they SOMEHOW manage to disagree with some of our views and yet not be perceived as a bunch of tactless ... (use your descriptor of choice).
So NO: we're NOT going to read your entire archives, Joe. Nor are we interested in reading your bro-guru's stuff. We've heard this tripe over and over for the last forty years and we KNOW how unlikely it is to be of any practical value to us. So please try really hard to repress your superior patriarchal attitudes on OUR sites, huh? You can be as big a dick as you like on your own.