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Is this sexist?

 
 
Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2015 06:19 pm
For our swimming unit in high school, my female gym teacher allows girls to change in the locker room for 15 minutes but only allows guys to change for 10 minutes. She says it is because guys are nasty. Is this discriminatory?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2015 06:29 pm
@super5000ify,
No. They make school rules based on a thought-out process that makes sense to them. There's no down side to giving guys less time. Girls have make-up considerations and it takes them a bit longer than it does most guys.

Here's a question to you: does it take you longer than 10 minutes to get cleaned up and out of there?

I have no idea what guys being nastier is true or relevant or exactly what it means.
neologist
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2015 07:04 pm
@super5000ify,
Nasty?
Perhaps your gym teacher has a mole in the boys locker room.

Then again. Boys are nasty, pretty much.
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2015 07:25 pm
@neologist,
.... and they can be just nasty in 10 minutes as in 15 minutes.
neologist
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2015 07:38 pm
@Ragman,
That reminds me of . . .
Well, never mind . . .
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super5000ify
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2015 08:03 pm
@Ragman,
What if, however, a guy had make-up to put on? I have shamelessly done it before.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2015 08:28 pm
@super5000ify,
Perhaps a school gym locker room would not be the best place for boys to apply make-up. Unfortunately, not everyone understands the desire to be impeccably groomed. It's sad, don't you think?
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Real Music
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2015 09:19 pm
@super5000ify,
It doesn't matter if it's 10, 15, 20, 30 minutes, etc. There is less involved regarding guys cleaning up and getting changed than girls. There is more involved regarding girls which will require more time.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2015 03:31 am
I'd say the Gym teacher's remark was sexist, and someone should have a talk with her about her big mouth. Otherwise, it's no big deal. I don't buy claims that women need more time to shower and dress, make-up claims or not. Fifteen minutes is not a hell of a lot of time for that purpose, boys or girls. What kind of palatial facilities do they have that a group can accomplish all of that in fifteen minutes?
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chirchri
 
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Reply Mon 8 May, 2017 07:29 pm
@super5000ify,
Just the reverse
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