College Boots Men From Gym So Trans, Non-Binary, and Women Can Have Safe Space

Apr 2, 2018 by

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A college in Clarmont, California banned men from its gym last Friday afternoon to give women and “non binary people” a safe space, Claremont Independent reported.

Pitzer College Residence Life and the the Gold Student Center gym announced the man-free event on Facebook.

“Come join your favorite Pitzer RAs for an event designed to support the heath of women and non binary people!” the post read. “This event is a three-hour block where the gym @ Pitzer will be closed off to men so that people of other genders feel safe to explore the gym, learn about the equipment, or just workout in a man-free space.”

As noted by the Claremont Independent, the event was held between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m., which are typically high volume gym hours.

One student spoke to the Independent on the condition of anonymity.

“In my own experiences, I don’t feel that the gym is so male-dominated, both in actions and presence, that women and nonbinary people are excluded from participating in daily workouts,” he said.

“While there are times that there are mostly men in the gym, I feel that there are times, though less of them, when there are many or most(ly) women present as well.”

Source: College Boots Men From Gym So Trans, Non-Binary, and Women Can Have Safe Space

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