Heyboer Brian J (heyboer_brian_j@SPACE.HONEYWELL.COM)
Tue, 5 Jul 1994 11:10:07 U
> Date: Sat, 2 Jul 1994 18:33:00 UTC
> From: "C. Findley" <c.findley@GENIE.GEIS.COM>
> Subject: Re: while we're talking a
> Call me a "crazy American" if you will, but I don't want ANYONE (youth or
> adult) seeing me shower. The ONLY person who, in my opinion, has a right to
> see me undressed is my spouse.
Call me sexist if you will, but I was 99% sure from this, even before reading
in the next message that you had recently given birth, that you are female.
Most MALE locker rooms at Middle Schools, Jr. High Schools, High Schools, and
colleges in the US have communal dressing and shower facilities, as do swimming
pools, Boy Scout Camps, etc.
The availability of changing booths and shower stalls is MUCH more common in
FEMALE facilities, especially outside of school environments. Since the female
locker room also usually doubles as the "visiting team locker room", I have
seen many a new male athlete flabergasted at the difference in facilities
available for females than for males.
If a male in Scouting has not yet had to utilize such facilities, he might as
well be introduced to them in Scouting. He's going to run ito them sooner or
In the school environment, the Coach doesn't usually shower with the youth, but
he does patrol the locker room to insure there is no horesplay. With all that
slippery soapy water around and towels that tend to be popped, locker rooms can
be a dangerous place to leave youth unsupervised.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City