Harvard has decided to ban men from certain gyms during some hours, catering to Muslim women who don't feel comfortable exercising in front of men. The sexist policy certainly brings up fears of a slippery slope. If women can get men banned from gyms, why not ban blacks from gyms at certain times because some Southern whites don't like to be around them? Why not just have separate classes for them? Next they'll be banning gay men from gyms during certain times so homophobic men can exercised without being 'checked out' by gay guys. I simply don't see how they can, in good conscience, kowtow to these Muslim women and not to every other group who has a problem with someone else.
Where have we come to when a supposedly "enlightened" institution like Harvard starts catering to the stupid, backward beliefs of some religious people? I thought institutions of higher learning were supposed to be teaching people to think for themselves, not to be slaves of a bygone religion that promoted the oppression of women (and now, it seems, men).
As Lucy Caldwell, a female student, said in the Harvard Crimson:
I think that it's incorrect in a college setting to institute a policy in which half of the campus gets wronged or denied a resource that's supposed to be for everyone.
Thank Allah I went to Stanford. -Cyd Zeigler jr.