Is a Women-only Swim Session Necessary?
Women -- and a few men -- from different cultures got together to announce a trial-run, gender-specific swim session.
On Tuesday, members of a local Mosque and women of different cultures from around Columbia gathered to announce the implementation of a gender-specific swim session at the Columbia Swim Center.
The issue, according to women who spoke with Columbia Patch, was twofold: religious dress codes and general discomfort at wearing a bathing suit in a public space.
Patch blogger Jenn Przydzial doesn't think that the gender-specific swim is necessary. She said most women are uncomfortable in bathing suits, and that talking about differences, not hiding them, may be a better lead to understanding of different cultures.
What do you think about a women-only swim session? If your answer isn't cut and dry, be sure to clarify in the comments.