One fitness fanatic has criticized double standards between men and women after saying she was ordered to “put on a shirt” or leave the gym.
Julia Maren says she was exercising when she was approached, asked to remove her headphones, and told she would have to cover up if she wanted to continue exercising.
He posted a photo on Instagram showing off his outfit, adding that he was told a shirt could be provided if necessary, but no explanation was given as to why his gym clothes were deemed inappropriate, the Daily Star reported.
Julia, from Tennessee, says she was uncomfortable having “three inches of my waist exposed,” while the men were allowed to wear “cropped vests that revealed the entire nipple.”
In the post on Instagram, she said that experiences like the one she faced only added to the statistics of women who fear being judged for their choice of clothing in the gym.
She wrote: “I was told today that I would have to leave the gym if I didn’t put on a shirt without explanation.
“My training was interrupted and they told me to take off my headphones so that someone would tell me that they could ‘get me a shirt if I need one’ and that if I wanted to continue with my training I had to put one on… WHAT ?!
So you’re telling me that because three inches of my waist is exposed that I’m not welcome in the gym but in the meantime, fucking Chad is there with a cutout that shows his entire nipple?
“It is understood. Thank you for taking time out of your day to let me know that double standards and sexism still exist.
If the problem is that I will be a distraction, why doesn’t the responsibility fall on the distracted one? This is a deep-rooted issue because you could EASILY talk about high school uniform policies, prom dress codes, and obviously gym attire. .
«When will we stop monitoring women’s bodies and HOLD OTHERS RESPONSIBLE FOR SEXUALIZING THEM?
“And WHEN will we start ALLOWING women to feel comfortable enough in the gym to wear whatever feels comfortable to them in an environment that is otherwise already uncomfortable ?!
“All I’m saying is I’ll show up in a sibling tank with the nipple out next time.”
She said a Fitness Magazine study found that 65 percent of women avoid the gym for fear of being judged, while only 36 percent of men feel the same way.
Julia didn’t mention the gym, but others were outraged by her post when one replied, “That’s infuriating! I’m so mad for you girl and mad that we have to deal with this sexism.
Another replied, “Umm, this is totally infuriating! But you are totally cool. You are handling sexism outright with an attitude of change and perseverance, rather than just being angry but doing nothing. WOW GIRL !! »