- Harvey Spevak / Equinox Gym BethesdaCEO, Equinox Fitness
Equinox: Take down the offensive and sexist billboard at your Bethesda gym
Our daughters and sons walk by the billboard outside Equinox Gym every day. They see a woman in a degrading sexual position, being "celebrated" for her hypersexualized and supposed dexterity, with a pool cue and balls. This is somehow meant to advertise for a fitness facility.
Our children shouldn't be subjected to this. Our female friends and family shouldn't be viewed like this, nor forced to conform to it. Our male partners and colleagues shouldn't be boxed in to thinking this is normal. This is the kind of not-so-subtle sexism that infects our culture, and degrades an entire gender.
We work out to stay healthy. We go to the gym to become stronger. We celebrate our bodies' abilities on the track, in the pool, and on the court. We do NOT accept the excuses. We will NOT tolerate this billboard. And, we will NOT be joining your gym. We are all too busy working, running, teaching, living, and laughing to be seen as objects.
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- CEO, Equinox Fitness
Harvey Spevak / Equinox Gym Bethesda
Take down the offensive and sexist billboard outside the Bethesda gym. Our community isn't interested in this version of "fitness". Or, do women (and men) everywhere a favor, and remove those images everywhere - your gyms, your website, and your other advertising.
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