Why, for the love of all that is holy, do women –of all shapes, sizes, and ages (I’m not discriminating here) — insist on walking around locker rooms buck naked?!
I honestly don’t think in this case my disordered eating history has anything to do with my feelings about public nudity.
I’m not a prude, and I think you know I’m all about promoting positive body image and am personally striving for body confidence … but c’mon … on a Sunday morning, the last thing I want to see is ABC or XYZ in all their glory.
Even if SHE is confident in her body (and more power to her!!), why should the rest of us have to see it?
Because let’s be real, there’s no where else to go when you’re jammed into a locker room …
I realize it’s a public space, and people can do what they want, but I do wish women were a little more modest in the gym locker room.
Call me nuts, but I change at the gym after work — in a closed, locked bathroom stall!!
My mom reminded me of a summer years ago when I worked at a camp near my university. We’d bring the kids to the university pool for swimming lessons, and there was this old, bitter, very heavy woman who insisted upon walking around the locker room stark naked, even though it clearly made us counselors and –most importantly — the children very, very uncomfortable. She’d stare us down like, “What are YOU looking at?”
Finally, we asked the university athletic department to speak with her (parents had been complaining, were upset) and she was asked to either robe up, or not be there when the children were. She was not happy, that was for sure … but really, when you’re dealing with small children, there have to be boundaries.
But even now, as an adult in a locker room only full of adults, I still can’t help but wish people would put a towel on, or get changed in a stall for some more privacy.
Do locker rooms make you uncomfortable too? Or do you walk around the locker room baring all?