So, I’m just a longtime lurker, PL dabbler kinda gal. DL is my big fave, and at about 5’/100 lbs. I’ve cycled up to 220 lbs. a couple times (use a belt starting around 180). That’s about it for my thrillerama lifting history.
I loff PL (even if I haven’t gone hardcore), and am just curious about ‘language’. I can cuss like a sailor on speed, I gotta admit, but I try to keep the mega-curse stuff out of my public speech/writing.
A common concern for many women new to heavy lifting seems to be “Will I get big, icky muscles??” After reading a lot of threads, I’d be more inclined to ask, “Is my language gonna hit the shitter??”
Is there something about getting strong that brings out the incipient stevedore in us chicks? I mean, as a dabbler who just does simple protein type drinks, even I tend to growl and roar when I get over 200 on a DL.
However, I’ve noticed in some threads-most notably the ‘Ourobouro & Court’ show (now just Ouroboro, who’s slowed on the posting, lately), that the stronger they got, the more profane the writing.
Two women, both obviously eddicated well-and of course, to be lauded on their toughness, and progress lifting-but seemingly dedicated to wearing out the f-word…not to mention some even more choice graphic language.
And Ourobouro has 2 young girls? Hey, it’s great that she’s role modelling that strong woman thing, but what’s with the ‘like to fuck him in half’ type of comments; kids today are so computer-savvy, like hers aren’t gonna read that stuff someday?
I guess I finally posted today 'cuz I just noticed Black Widow Woman (with her tastefully titled ‘something NAZI’-whoa, now there’s a sweet word) reads like she’s taken over the PW Potty Mouth Title.
Like I say, especially when I’m around church-y folks, and kids, I really have to edit my salty language, but my cussin’, which I thought was pretty bad, is so weak. I’m nooo stranger to the F-word, but another factor is ‘repetition’.
If every second sentence is F-that, and c-sucker this, well, it just kind of wears a bit thin. Truly, big kudos to strong babes, and showing guys we can lift tuff, but what’s with going to a gym, and being real pissant arrogant??
As in, “Yah, this fuckwit dickwad was in the rack doing shitass BW squats-not even close to fucking parallel!-so I just went in there and showed that slack jawed titbrain how to do it! Fuckin’ knob!” (And that after maybe a year of lifting??)
In conclusion, y’know, not wanting to bust anyone’s chops in particular, but I’m thinking I’ll pass on the suit/kneewrap/shoes stuff (seems that’s when purty words/polite go south), and putter around with my only semi epithet-laced talk. Cheers, eh.