Results for - 'Sweat shaming': A woman's workout humiliation

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1. About three weeks ago, a sweaty Amy Roe was waiting in line at a Starbucks in Seattle, Washington. She'd been out for a run. And as she stood there in her sweatshirt and baseball cap, she heard the comment: "You look like you just did a class ... or swimming?" It came from a nicely-dressed woman, commenting on her appearance. Amy Roe didn't quite know what to say. Later, she decided there was a name for what had just happened. She had been "sweat shamed."

Have you heard of the term sweat shamed?

Yes
8%
312 votes
No
92%
3,448 votes

2. "Sweat-shaming is when someone points out your sweatiness as a way to signal disapproval," she wrote. "Like its counterparts, slut-shaming and fat-shaming, sweat-shaming is aimed mainly at women, who are actually not supposed to sweat at all" says Roe.

Have you ever been sweat shamed?

Yes
11%
414 votes
No
89%
3,346 votes
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3. Generally speaking are you someone who sweats a lot?

Yes
33%
1,234 votes
No
67%
2,526 votes

4. For Roe, however, sweat shaming is just part of body shaming — a phenomenon that "affects all people," she said, but one that often seems to target women. "The idea that we have to be ladylike — that hasn't gone away," Roe said. "… The idea that women are getting Botox on their head so their head doesn't get sweaty — I never heard about men doing that."

Do you think that men and women are held to the same standards in regards to the degree of sweat shaming that they receive?

Yes
13%
473 votes
No
58%
2,171 votes
Undecided
30%
1,116 votes
10/14/2015 News 3760 71 By: Tellwut

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