I have not been training that long but in the brief time that I have been I have noticed a certain attitude coming from my family about weight lifting.
My partner whilst not saying anything directly to me about it always points out how 'manly' chicks with arm definition etc look.
My brother constantly tells me how to perform exercises and that I should drop the weight because my form isn't perfect. Whilst I am definitely one to focus on form I don't know why he thinks he is expert enough to comment on it. For goodness sake he goes to a gym where all the guys only train upper bodies and look like freaks who are going to topple over any minute lol He also argues about set/reps etc when I tell him that if the guys at his gym trained in a more effective way they wouldn't have to take err enhancers.
Makes me mad and also makes me think that the attitude women have about training is not just a consequence of getting scared they will look huge it comes from society telling them they will look like a man and not like an anorexic model! Sorry but I am so sick of looking at sickly thin 15 yr old models in mags....and I refuse to try and look that way.
I am also sick of getting flack for weight training and its the main reason I do so at home.