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Why does a women-only gym make men so angry?  

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23.09.2021

“I'm sure there's plenty of cracks to peep through,” was one of 800 comments on a Facebook post about a personal trainer who was is set to open a women-only studio in Norwich.

What I thought was a seemingly innocent story celebrating the success of a business turned into a very heated and somewhat hostile debate. But what is there to talk about?

It was only in March this year that a conversation around women’s safety came to the forefront of the national media when 33-year-old Sarah Everard was killed by a metropolitan police officer as she walked to her home in South London.

But it seems many people have already forgotten.

I work out, I go to a unisex gym and I have no problem with that. But it can be a very intimidating place for women because most of the time it is a male-dominated environment.

I have met plenty of lovely, polite and respectful men in gyms and I have many male........

© Norwich Evening News


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