Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Harvard tries women-only gym hours

In a test of Harvard's famed open-mindedness, the university has banned men from one of its gyms for a few hours a week to accommodate Muslim women who say it offends their sense of modesty to exercise in front of the opposite sex.

The policy is already unpopular with many on campus, including some women who consider it sexist.

"I think that it's incorrect in a college setting to institute a policy in which half of the campus gets wronged or denied a resource that's supposed to be for everyone," said student Lucy Caldwell, who also wrote a column in The Harvard Crimson newspaper critical of the new hours.

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Kudos to Harvard. People need to give this a shot before complaining about it. 6 hours out of 70 isn't a big deal....nor are the 6 hours "peak workout hours" either. The Muslim community at Harvard better take advantage of this.

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