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Former Delaware County cop empowers at her new, no-men-allowed fitness studio

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posted on May, 27 2019 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

...and BTW,...WHAT is to stop some women from "sexualizing" other women in these 'Female Only' gyms?

I don't know. But that is no excuse for males to do it either in a work out situation, which is exactly how you describe your own actions in an all gender environment.

But back the the business of that business. It's a business. A marketing decision. This person thinks that she has found a niche in the market place to own her own business. Yes? She has utilized her freedom to take part in the business community to serve a certain demographic, women who want to work out but do not want the ''testosterone filled'' environment of a cross gender gym.

Simple as that.




posted on May, 27 2019 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: TonyS

I had considered that as an extrapolation of the situation. But that bridge will be making the ''news' when it happens and we all will be able to, at that time, weigh in with all of our ''expert opinions''.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 01:17 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: IAMTAT


But back the the business of that business. It's a business. A marketing decision. This person thinks that she has found a niche in the market place to own her own business. Yes? She has utilized her freedom to take part in the business community to serve a certain demographic, women who want to work out but do not want the ''testosterone filled'' environment of a cross gender gym.

Simple as that.



OH...so this is really all about eliminating the amount of "testosterone" in her business environment.


Would you be as supportive of her if, instead of testosterone, she was trying to regulate the amount of melanin in her business environment?

Aren't both equally discriminatory?



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

Right......it never gets old, does it.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 02:05 PM
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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: opethPA

Women only gyms have been around since the 60's. Look up Elaine Powers.

I still don't see why you are outraged over this.


It's almost like you didn't read any of my posts on this thread because if you did then you wouldn't have asked what I was outraged over since nothing I said was even close to outrage.

I'll refresh the primary question I asked based off this article, My point in making this post is how would people respond to a gym that said "sorry no women allowed?



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Discriminatory? You are the one who came into this thread with the sexually driven comment.


Nice to have a little sweaty feminine scenery in front of you during squat-thrusts.


Not only enough to want to have non discriminatory gyms, of which by the way are plentiful, but you like to have not only feminine scenery but ''sweaty feminine scenery. Not only that but when they are right in front of you, not just standing there but doing squat-thrusts..........

Why? So you can have your own little porn show for your own pleasure? That is how it sounds. You sound as if you are trying to prove to yourself that you are a full blown heterosexual as if you want to leave no doubt in anyones minds that you can salivate over a women who has no interest in you while she is involved in physical workouts. And you get that jolly for free without having to rent a porno of somethng.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 02:26 PM
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a reply to: opethPA

Just wait until the first transgender comes to join her studio.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Your arguements are ridiculous... No one is being discriminatory and male/female only business' have existed forever.

Do you make a fuss over the all-male free masons? There is a reason for the gym to be all female (sexualization). How about the masons?



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 02:40 PM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero

originally posted by: opethPA

"High-intensity, women-only fitness studios have become increasingly popular across the country as women get fed up with being hit on, eyed, “mansplained” to, or otherwise intimidated at the gym, which can be a testosterone-fueled environment — particularly in the weight room."



I think the 80s are calling you...Obama...

To be honest I go to 24 hr and there are a good number of women there all the time and I have yet to see a women "mansplained". People are very courteous so the days of guys hitting on women and wimpy men getting ridiculed about the light weight they lift I think are something from the past. I have noticed over the years that headsets kind of drive people into their own little workout worlds anyways at the gym.


This is accurate. I go to a 24/7 gym as well, and pretty much everyone under the age of 60 has earbuds, or headphones on. There is very little person to person interaction anymore. Most I heard anyone say to another person today was ask if they were done with the bench......and I was there for 2 hours.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 02:45 PM
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Another way to look at this is that the most hypersensitive to the male presence are going to be removing themselves to this place, and the ones remaining will be the rational, sane ones.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

I suspect that the women who are regularly in the gym working out, complete with the earbuds and music, or books-on-disc, don't even notice whatever ogling goes on...

It's the second group that you mentioned that would be the target audience for this women's-only gym... For whatever reason, they're uncomfortable, and will seek a more comfortable atmosphere.

I'll admit, my familiarity with todays gym atmospherics (if that's even a thing...) is dated. They're so common place now that there may be a certain behavior that is expected, if not implicitly enforced, I honestly don't know. My exercise is being active out side, either walking, working, or riding a bike--or some activity that involves one of the three.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

But that would be hasty as hell, for you are saying outright that patrons of an all-female gym are irrational and insane. I don't think you truly believe that.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 04:18 PM
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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: ketsuko

But that would be hasty as hell, for you are saying outright that patrons of an all-female gym are irrational and insane. I don't think you truly believe that.


No, but the implication of some of the posts are that the women starting this venture are upset that the men are doing things like mansplaining and stuff which would indicate that they are hypersensitive feminist patriarchy haters.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 04:21 PM
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a reply to: seagull


It's the second group that you mentioned that would be the target audience for this women's-only gym... For whatever reason, they're uncomfortable, and will seek a more comfortable atmosphere.


Precisely. I am supposing that in this American culture many women feel shame at not being that ''0 body fat'' ideal that is pushed on our standards of beauty. .



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire


So you never appreciate an attractive person while you're doing something?

You've never noticed an attractive person while you're shopping, working, or even walking down the street?

You're being insincere if you say "never".


It's called human nature, Terry.
Stop your virtue signalling...and be honest with yourself...and with others here.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

We all do. The only difference between any of us is how obvious we tend to be about it.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 05:30 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: IAMTAT

We all do. The only difference between any of us is how obvious we tend to be about it.


Precisely.
One can quietly enjoy the view from the mountaintop, without feeling the need to plant one's flag.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 05:51 PM
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Maybe it is more of a personally thing. As some suggest there is a good number of women are are uncomfortable with their bodies in a gym scenario, so I can see where they could go to a all female gym to relax. I would also warn that is also where the lesbians most likely go too, so you might be going from the pan into the fire since you can't even get away if you want to.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 06:18 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: TerryMcGuire


So you never appreciate an attractive person while you're doing something?

You've never noticed an attractive person while you're shopping, working, or even walking down the street?

You're being insincere if you say "never".


It's called human nature, Terry.
Stop your virtue signalling...and be honest with yourself...and with others here.



Now you are just acting silly Tat. Human nature is not as simple as that. Yes, there is attraction, it is built into us. Yes there are pheremones, those are naturally stimulated by sexual behavior and draw us together to procreate and perpetuate the species. That is nature.

What is not part of that nature is the manipulation of sexuality in this American culture. We are being trained to think that everything is sexual. Why? Because sex sells. We are preyed upon by salesmen because they know that sex can catch our attention and that it sells.

But you know what? It's not just American Culture, it is historical culture. Culture that has held the male of the species to be dominanat over the female. And even that is not ''nature'' as there are plenty of past civilizations and or tribal times where it were the women who were the dominant sex. It's a long story about how this changed to the way we see it now but our religions have been happy to adopt this men before women scenario.

In this era, many women as individuals are no longer satisfied to be second class citizens, I might add just as neither you nor I are willing to be.
Enough of that though. I"m gona tell you a personal story.

Way back when those shock shows first started, Jerry Springer specifically, were on,one show hit me on the head. Slowly he paraded out a string of women. Not just women but women who had it all. Gorgeous hair, beautiful faces, nice rumps, ta-tas that could poke your eyes out. Slim waists and barely fitting clohes. One after another they came out and my head was spinning.

Then they announced that they were all men. Some had had the surgery to remove the penis but most had not. My, ''natural'' impulses had been tricked. Tricked by manipulation of my ''natural tendencies'' into believing what are ''really beautiful woman should look like.

At first I felt shame for being attracted to men who looked like women. Sexy women. But then over time I came to understand how I had been manipulated and backed off of those stereotypical images of females.

So, you tell me. Was it sexual ''natural'' sexual attraction that drew me to those men? Just because they looked like women? Man, we are being used....

Or how about some of this new sexy animations. Depictions of overly accented females and overly endowed males going at one another, doing things that are simply impossible. Is that natural? I think not but it still is part of this manipulation of our ''natural'' impulses that is making that market money. Dude, we are manipulated.

There are some women who want to break that manipulation. They do not just want to be female scenery. They are people who this culture has trained the rest of us to fawn over to get sexually aroused over. They are sick of it.
I"m sick of it.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 10:45 PM
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When I was in peak physical condition and going to the gym to workout after my training, I almost always had women bothering me.

It was absolutely insane. However if I had ever said something like "leave me alone I am working out here, not here to flirt" I would be hit with accusations about my sexuality or lack of male reproductive organ (hint: I know this because it did happened multiple times). But a male only gym is sexist and bigoted. PLEASE it is ridiculous that the "fairer sex" gets away with being sexist and exclusionary actions but a male can't. Then to top it off it warrants a dang old puff piece about women's empowerment? Absolutely bonkers the clown world we live in.
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