In most cases I'd agree but you're taking this out of context. The point, which apparently you either missed or choose not to hear, is that those who show up to do the work deserve respect for that effort, not censure for a choice of clothing or the body they have. I respectfully, and rather strongly, disagree with how you chose to interpret the sentence. Spend fifty years at the gym like I have, Nikki, and let's talk about who deserves respect. By walking in the door fat, disabled, whatever, those people have already earned my regard. Because I've been fat and am disabled, and I sure as hell know what it takes to get my carcass to the gym regularly, decade after decade. I don't argue your overall point about respect, but in this context you seem to have completely missed my point.

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