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Georgia swimming pool bans women on their periods over ‘contamination’ fears

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 12, 2016, 8:23 pm IST
Updated Aug 12, 2016, 8:24 pm IST
A fitness centre in Georgia does not want women on their periods to enter their swimming pool. (Photo: Pixabay)
 A fitness centre in Georgia does not want women on their periods to enter their swimming pool. (Photo: Pixabay)

A posh fitness centre in Georgia has become the target of severe criticism after the management reportedly banned women from using their swimming pool while they are menstruating. Brushing aside allegations of misogyny and sexism, they insist that they took the decision only in order to "protect" their customers.

The new rule was announced via a notice posted on the walls of the women’s changing room recently. It stated: “Dear ladies! Do not go into the pool during periods.” One of the members of the gym uploaded a photo of the notice on social media and expressed her indignation using the following words: “Do you even realise how offensive that is? And, by the way, since according to your rules we are not allowed to use a swimming a pool 5-6 days each month, do we get a preferential price compared with men?”

 

 

On the other hand, the fitness centre authorities defended their stand by stating that the new rule was “protecting” its members after an incident in which a woman had “contaminated” the pool with menstrual blood, according to an ITV news report.

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