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Extra Swim Class At City Heights YMCA Becomes Gender, Immigrant Issue

I am amazed that there are people in this community that would deprive a group of women and their children from doing something as simple as swimming for such absurd reasons. Discrimination? Really? Because men won’t be allowed in? After hours once a week? And what does it have to do with assimilation? Anyone want to guess how many Italians, Irish, Jewish, or Asian immigrants never assimilated? It’s sad that people can’t find enough empathy to make some accommodations because of a community’s culture and religion. I can’t imagine it being disruptive to anyone else’s way of life, their ability to earn a living or put food on the table, or their self-esteem. It’s just a group of women swimming at the Y for an hour. And the fact that Batnitzky needs to explain the obvious and the Y has to put out a statement that dances around the issue is just as bad. The Y was kind in making these accommodations and should just tell the morons who complain to find something else to whine about. Small-minded people.

July 9, 2012 at 10:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )