Saudi Arabia is reportedly banning women from going to the gym (yes, I mean banning them from going to women-only gyms) because, the inevitable clerics say, they are places of “shamelessness”.
What rot. If you’ve spent any time at a gym working hard, you know they are places of shame. I am routinely humiliated there myself. Sometimes, I don’t do pushups right. Other times, it’s my leg-raises that stink. I only rarely manage graceful spinning kicks. Yet I keep going and keep improving regardless, and good luck to any cleric who’d try to bar my way (my palm strikes are a thing of beauty, if I say so myself).by