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Before I begin, let me start off by saying that I am a fan of muscular women.  Don't know or remember when that started, but I am.  If you already know that, then forget what I said.

Anyway, here's a little piece called: "Muscle Women: Where's the love?"

Why don't more people love muscle women?  What is it about not having a stick-figuresque body that drives people away?  Muscles can be sexy too.  If muscular men can attract women, why not vice versa?  I'm going to explore the possible reasons for people not wanting to have anything to do with muscular women.


1. Muscle women want to make men their sex slaves and/or kill them.

Sure, some of them maybe...and maybe there are some S&M people who like that kinda stuff.  But not ALL of them.  I bet some guys on the internet saw some pics from Kinsyo(a muscle artist from Japan) or read some web fiction about muscle women who like to kill men.  That may be where this conclusion came from.  But to set the record straight, if a muscle woman kills a guy on purpose during sex in the REAL world, that would be murder, punishable by death or life in prison.  Even if that's a fantasy for some, that's one fantasy I don't wanna be in.  None for me, thanks. I'm driving.  I hate when gore is associated with muscle women. I'm sure many other people agree with me too. Although...what with all the abusive relationships women die from, it could be women's way of getting revenge.  COULD BE, not IS.


2. If any man loves muscle women, they're "that way"...GAY, OK?!?! I said the word "gay".  Now I feel dirty.

I have no idea where this came from. Seriously.  Apparently some people think muscle women look like men with breasts. What the Firetruck? They also think that since they have muscles, they ARE men with breasts.  (Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....)  Men are also the stereotypically aggressive sex and women are supposed to be submissive. Somehow, people think if women gain ANY muscle mass, they'll automatically become aggressive. This is linked to the first reason why people don't like muscle women, but it's still close-minded...Like I said, I don't understand where that comes from.  So you can take what I said with a grain of salt or whatever.


3. Apparently if they're not Kate Moss, Paris Hilton, or any other supermodelish superstar like Jessica Simpson, they're not beautiful.

COMPLETE UTTER B.S.! Anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders are not beautiful. The media is full of lies on that one. In fact, people actually DIED from that crap.  In fact, Karen Carpenter of the musical group The Carpenters died from Anorexia.  Now with muscle women, you wouldn't have this kinda problem.  At least they don't exercise until they drop dead.  At least not the non-obsessive ones. So, blame the media.



On a final note, not all muscle women take steroids.  If they were caught, they'd be disqualified from FBB competitions or even arrested. Plus steroids would ruin your life.  It almost ruined former wrestler Joanie Laurer's life.  Joanie Laurer, for those people who are not in the know, was also known as Chyna in the WWF/WWE.  Plus steroids kill people.


I just don't want any more stereotypes of muscle women to spread around. I want muscle women and regular men to coexist peacefully.  But you know that'll never happen, so at least there's DA and amaz0ns.com and our imaginations.
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Thank you.

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anarcha Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
I just came across this piece--well done! I've been thinking about these issues working on my comic which features and "ordinary woman" who gets big and muscley and super strong--but NOT aggressive. The character will face relationship issues with her boyfriend, her body, society... Anyway, I'm really glad to find this--thanks!
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2005STi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Hey, I don't care what people say about them. I would love to have a muscular girl friend. If you think it is wrong tell me. I'm 18 and i don't care.
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sevenfold90210 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
are you sure chyna did 'roids? i read her book and there was no mention of them, and she's always denied it. (as far as i know)

Love the piece!! im a huge fan if muscle girls. im beth phoenix's #1 fan lol
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The-Writer0 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009   Digital Artist
"I want muscle women and regular men to coexist peacefully."

Did anyone else think of George Bush reading that?
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MuscleGoddessHaven Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Women and bodybuilder level of muscles are taboo in society. Can't figure out why myself. I think part of the problem is the women who choose to use steroids in some form or fashion. They lose their breasts as a natural consequence (which leads to breast implants), not to mention their voices deepen, their faces lose feminine qualities, etc. I for one don't much care for those types, but I'm not saying I hate them either. Its your body, do whatever you want with it. Natural bodybuilders are another thing. They represent to me the epitome of a woman's physique, like Johanna Dejager for example. Fetish's of peoples really irritate me, such as a woman beating up some dude. To think that women with muscles are super strong is ridiculous. They don't go on power trips and kill or beat up men. Now, its fun to make up things in stories, like I write. No harm in that. We all have wild imaginations, so why not have fun? :) A women with natural muscle has shown dedication, and is living a healthy lifestyle. If God gave women muscles, why not develop them? If its wrong, then why do they have them?
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pr3998 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
As for point 1, its not just some Japanese anime artist. Look at fellow Deviant artists, [link] is an example.

As for Ephedra killing 150 people, this number is BS. GOOGLE for "how ephedra got banned" for the true story (hint: pharma companies and politicians). The Chinese have been using it since before our ancestors could count to 5...
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ElementosKingu73 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WTF!!!:confused: Chyna did steroids?! I didn't know that!
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SkyJaguar-TFproject Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
I have another one for the list. Muscle is associated with strength (any kind of strength, physical or otherwise), and in our society, women are not supposed to be strong (in any way). They're just supposed to be utterly helpless and dependent on men for everything. But does anyone think that's a turn-on?
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olafredland Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
*applause*

that is all.

well...maybe not. i agree. because of the fact that society has certain standards, everything has evolved (or de-evolved) into a set of stereo-types. there is nothing that cannot be thrown into some shitty category. however, many are more accepted, almost the the point of "necessity". this, of course, leads to all others being seen as bad, or failure.

another point - yeah im attracted to female muscle and such, but the fact is no one gives them enough respect for their dedication. yeah, steroids is cheating, but that aside, its a bitch and a half to get the muscularity most of them have, and even tougher for some women because they dont get free muscle mass with puberty, while males do. my fiance is trying to build some muscle right now, and shes having somemajor troubles on a few areas because she doesnt have much muscle there to begin with.

okay...im done.
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Tigersan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Ok i agree 100% with you but the steroid part is unfortunately true. You may like it or not but getting muscles like Gina davis has (even tho shes beautiful) is associated with using some kind of muscle boosters, not neccessarily anabolics ( there are different kinds of steroids ). Those women who still are facially feminine simply know how to use them, and do it responsibly. I'm not saying that each fbb uses steroids, ofcourse there are outstanding fbb's like Johanna Dejager which ARE natural, but look at johanna thats abou as far as female body will go naturally. Gina Davis is also one of the most beautiful fbbs and shes huge (I love her, but lets be honest), maybe im wrong but i think she helped herself alittle with some chems. When you look at her face you can see that its not as smooth as Johannas face, there simply are slight signs that indicate use of some kind of booster. Now women that were really natural were on stage in 80's those were TRULY natural bodybuilders. Go see Rachel McLish, Cory Everson, Compare their size and muscle fullness to lets say Collete Nelson, or Yaxeni Oriqueen. Dont get me wrong im not bashing or hating or saying anything negative. Its just lets face it thats how it is. I love muscular women, they are my life. I just regret that women cant build huge muscles (at least very rarely) naturally having angelique face. And steroids are banned only in Natural Bodybuilding contests, only there competitors are tested. Even if they use steroids i love them lol :P
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melikebigstrongwoman Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Sorry to have not responded to your post earlier. Here, here!! I agree totally. 'Roids or not, I love 'em too!
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raijinzz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
I don't know much about any of that steriods stuff, but I do agree with some of the comments about muscular women. Not all of them are agressive, in fact some of them are quite cute.

As for the whole "man with boobs" issue, the muscular human form can be very beautiful regardess of weather it's male or female. My only rules are, as long as the face doen't look too manly (i.e. heavy set jaw, big nose), and the breasts are well defined, I don't mind too much how muscular a woman is.

Bearing that in mind though, I think imaginary muscle girls are easier on the eye than the real thing.
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melikebigstrongwoman Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
A general was once recommended to Napoleon by one of his ministers for promotion to marshal. The minister's recommendation was, "Your excellency this man is very good." Napoleon replied "I know he's good but is he lucky?"
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melikebigstrongwoman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
Pardon the tardy reply. They may be easier on the eyes but they are far less gratifying on the whole. Being married to one, I speak from personal experience. Hey, I'm just sayin'... <LOL>
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Neoverseomega Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah- lucky bastard! ;D
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melikebigstrongwoman Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
It's better to be lucky than good! <LOL>
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Neoverseomega Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah, maybe it's time for me to stop being so good to people - ya think that'll make me lucky?

I've got a four-leafed clover - all it ever did was get green stains on my scrapbooks.
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Lord-Godzilla Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
I have nothing quite so lengthy to say, except that you have touched on some good points. Hear Hear!!! *Waves Big Godzilla Claws in the air*
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melikebigstrongwoman Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
Yeah well I had all that bottled up and it felt good to let it out! Now let's talk about religion... <LOLOLOLOLOLOL>
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melikebigstrongwoman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
Oh man, I've got a lot to say about this, some good and some perhaps not so good.

"1. Muscle women want to make men their sex slaves and/or kill them.

Sure, some of them maybe...and maybe there are some S&M people who like that kinda stuff. But not ALL of them. I bet some guys on the internet saw some pics from Kinsyo(a muscle artist from Japan) or read some web fiction about muscle women who like to kill men. That may be where this conclusion came from. But to set the record straight, if a muscle woman kills a guy on purpose during sex in the REAL world, that would be murder, punishable by death or life in prison. Even if that's a fantasy for some, that's one fantasy I don't wanna be in. None for me, thanks. I'm driving. I hate when gore is associated with muscle women. I'm sure many other people agree with me too. Although...what with all the abusive relationships women die from, it could be women's way of getting revenge. COULD BE, not IS."

Here's a valuable life lesson: Female Strength Athletes are also Female Human Beings and as such run the gamut of personality types JUST LIKE THE REST OF US!!! Most of the ones I've been priveliged to meet have been all too human and very nice people. Those who make their living fulfilling the questionable fantasies of MEN are, when they step out of that persona, also very warm, likeable people so this point is well taken. What I find offensive about it is that it is even being brought up. 90% of that crap is fantasy and so, as I say, this point is well taken but I think we do a disservice to Female Strength Athletes by even mentioning it. Like WWE wrestling, it's ENTERTAINMENT, not REALITY.

"2. If any man loves muscle women, they're "that way"...GAY, OK?!?! I said the word "gay". Now I feel dirty.

I have no idea where this came from. Seriously. Apparently some people think muscle women look like men with breasts. What the Firetruck? They also think that since they have muscles, they ARE men with breasts. (Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....) Men are also the stereotypically aggressive sex and women are supposed to be submissive. Somehow, people think if women gain ANY muscle mass, they'll automatically become aggressive. This is linked to the first reason why people don't like muscle women, but it's still close-minded...Like I said, I don't understand where that comes from. So you can take what I said with a grain of salt or whatever."

Without entering the debate about sexual preference, I clinically and antiseptically point out that a HOMOSEXUAL is someone who prefers intimacy with a member of his or her own sex. A HETEROSEXUAL is someone who prefers intimacy with a member of the opposite sex. PERIOD! If I am male and I like HUGE POWERFUL MUSCLEWOMEN, then I still like WOMEN and am therefore heterosexual. People are making too many assumptions on appearances that are nonsequiter (sic) to the argument at hand. But people are gonna think whatever they're gonna think and there isn't much we can do about it. Except tell them there their opinion stinks as bad as their butthole and ignore them. Which is what I do. But I'm an obnoxious old fart and some of you young 'uns probably won't follow my lead. (By the way, I am married to a former IFBB pro female bodybuilder so I know from whence I speak, OK?)

"3. Apparently if they're not Kate Moss, Paris Hilton, or any other supermodelish superstar like Jessica Simpson, they're not beautiful.

COMPLETE UTTER B.S.! Anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders are not beautiful. The media is full of lies on that one. In fact, people actually DIED from that crap. In fact, Karen Carpenter of the musical group The Carpenters died from Anorexia. Now with muscle women, you wouldn't have this kinda problem. At least they don't exercise until they drop dead. At least not the non-obsessive ones. So, blame the media."

Uncharacteristically, there ain't much I can say about this one except "RIGHT ON!!!! And you left out Calista Flockhart...


"On a final note, not all muscle women take steroids. If they were caught, they'd be disqualified from FBB competitions or even arrested. Plus steroids would ruin your life. It almost ruined former wrestler Joanie Laurer's life. Joanie Laurer, for those people who are not in the know, was also known as Chyna in the WWF/WWE. Plus steroids kill people."

OK this one I have a LOT to say about, none of it real nice. First of all, the assertion that steroids kill people is total BULL HOCKEY!! (I didn't say 'shit' because I thought this was a family show.) 99% of what the media and Capitol Hill tells you is absolute nonsense. Lyle Alzado went to his grave swearing his steroid and growth hormone use killed him. The problem with that is that his own doctor is on record as saying that was not true. A brain tumor killed him and there is absolutely NO clinical link between steroid use and brain tumors. Do some investigating before you start publishing this crap. Check out anything by Rick Collins at the Steroid Law website. Check out the 15 minute video from HBO Sports on the subject: [link] Go to [link] and check out the articles. Follow the links and do some serious reading. We have an Anabolic Steroids Control Act because professional sports were concerned about their image, not because anybody ever proved steroids were dangerous. That's political reality in the US. Other useful and informative link are:
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Now as for Joanie "Chyna" Laurer, well, let me tell you, I went to school with her. I'm a 1990 graduate of the University of Tampa and Joanie was a '91. I knew here there and she was a very nice person. And yes, she WAS juicing. But folks, it is extremely possible to juice and not get caught. Ask any major league baseball player or NFL linebacker. They're juicing and they're not getting caught. You are again a victim of a propaganda blitz that would make Josef Goebbels proud. If you cycle properly, or use growth hormone, for which there is NO urine test, you get away with it. Every now and again some "sacrificial lamb" is offered up to "prove" the program is working, but that's it.

One other little note: you can't just take steroids and get huge without working your ass off! That's another serious misconception about steroids. They don't work by themselves. All they really do is help your body build muscle more effectively and help you recover after really hard workouts. If you don't believe me, go to an on line pharmacy and order some Deca-durabolin, shoot up and sit on your butt and play with your XBox and see how huge you (don't) get.

So if you like Female Strength Athletes, be proud of it. Don't deny it. But accept the reality that some, certainly not all, but some, are using Schedule III controlled substances to attain their mass. Judge not, lest ye be judged. I heard that somewhere once. It sounded important. "I'll have to remember that," I thought.
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MuscleGirlFans Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007


But then why are steroids illegal?
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StrawberryP0cky Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
A lot of drugs are illegal that could still be beneficial to people. I was watching a documentary on drugs just two days ago and learned that XTC, prior to being labelled a controlled substance, was being used in therapy sessions (especially couple's therapy) because of how it opened people up and made them more understanding and receptive.

LSD was hailed as the drug that would grant the world peace and understanding.

Marijuana is only barely being listed as a medicinal drug.

Ephedra was banned after about 150 out of 10,000 people died while taking ephedra...but their deaths couldn't be linked to ephedra.


If you believe that it's illegal because it's dangerous, then you should be wondering why aspirin, which kills 2,000 people a year with proper use, is still perfectly legal.
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MuscleGirlFans Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
If aspirin is fatal...then how else would we cure headaches?
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StrawberryP0cky Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Therein lies the problem: people don't care about the source of the problem, only about masking it.

Most headaches, for example, are caused by dehydration. Making sure you get enough water prevents you from getting a headache. It's not that you have an "aspirin deficiency," it's that you're giving or not giving your body something that it doesn't/does need.
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melikebigstrongwoman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
See above. First of all, there was Ben Johnson. Then came Lyle Alzado. Last but certainly not least, in light of recent events came Senator Joe Biden. Biden was "convinced" (you could say "bought" and not be as wrong as you should be) by the professional sports lobby in Washington that it would be good for "the integrity of the game" if these pharmaceuticals became controlled substances. So Joe started hearings. He called out the big guns; the AMA, the DEA, the NIH, the whole gamut. The problem was that ALL OF THOSE WITNESSES TESTIFIED THAT STEROIDS, WHATEVER MAY BE OTHERWISE WRONG WITH THEM DID NOT MEET THE STANDARD FOR SCHEDULING! Undaunted, he called other witnesses, relied on purely anecdotal evidence, called for "controlling this new drug problem", and voila! More drug laws. Contrary to the testimony of expert witnesses who said that while there may be some reason to place some additional restrictions on the availability of steroids, adding then to the Schedule of Controlled Substances was not warranted. The spirit of Prohibition lives!
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melikebigstrongwoman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
You should really check out the links in my original tirade. They answer your very good question and more!
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