Friday, April 19, 2013

Fair Is Fair

I entirely support this.  After all, if we're all equal and we can't discriminate on the basis of sex, why would we allow a company to discriminate on the basis of sex?
  • Peter Lloyd is suing his gym over banning men at certain times
  • Men and boys are banned for a total of 442 hours every year
  • The gym say it is to make women more comfortable
  • 'I'm suing the gym for gender bias. Not simply because their policy is unfair, but because it pathologises masculinity while simultaneously repressing it.'

    Anonymous said...

    I take the other side. While some go ballistic over this idea, men and women are different. Some gyms have women-only areas; should someone sue because they have less square footage within to workout? With all the gyms in virtually every city, why doesn't Mr Lloyd take his business elsewhere. If enough Mr. Lloyds do the same, the gym policy will change. Let the market handle this one.

    Darren said...

    Anonymous, normally I would agree with you. However, if the law says that businesses must be gender neutral, then they must be gender neutral. Equality is important.

    Steve USMA '85 said...

    I think the issue here is that at this gym men & women pay the same amount. However, women get more for their money since they can use the gym anytime, any day, while men are restricted. I believe this is an issue and the gentleman has a point.

    My gym has a women-only section, but the women have to pay extra to use it. Listening to some of the things said during workouts, I can understand why women might want their own area to workout in.