The right to bare arms (or something like that)
So here’s an interesting situation. A Hassidic synagogue on Park made a complaint to the YMCA that children could see “scantily clad” women working out through their large windows. In an effort to be sensitive, the YMCA generously shaded the windows to keep things discreet.
Now the YMCA members are complaining that they’re unhappy because they no longer have a view and the sunlight is blocked. They’ve started a petition to remove the shades, claiming that no one is naked so there’s no problem.
I am very interested in seeing how this goes down. Anyone care to share an opinion? I know that I personally would not want the windows blocked just because I happen to be working out; it’s true that some women go to the gym in thongs and clubbing-style makeup but most people seem to wear fairly normal and non-revealing clothing when they’re working out. Also, blocking windows in a gym doesn’t stop “scantily-clad” women from walking down the street and I’ve seen more body parts in billboard ads than most gym windows. Then again I’m a fairly liberal person so maybe I don’t understand the fuss.
What say you?