Femininity and Muscularity: Accounts of Seven Women Body Builders

  title={Femininity and Muscularity: Accounts of Seven Women Body Builders},
  author={Sarah Grogan and Ruth Evans and Sam Wright and Geoff Hunter},
  journal={Journal of Gender Studies},
  pages={49 - 61}
In this study, we interviewed an opportunity sample of seven women body builders, who all compete (or have competed in the past) in Physique-level body building competitions. They were asked about training details, and motivations for body building including social pressures to become more muscular (and not to become more muscular). Women’s accounts were complex and in some cases apparently contradictory, for while emphasising freedom to choose to be muscular within a cultural context where… 

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