Sophie Tabatadze, who swims at Vake Swimming Pool and Fitness Club, recently noticed that the center in Tbilisi, Georgia has posted a sign that tells women not to go into the pool during their periods.
She posted a photo of the sign on Twitter:
— Sophie Tabatadze (@zosia007) August 9, 2016
“Do you even realize how offensive this is?” Tabatadze wrote, according to BuzzFeed. “And, by the way, since according to your rules we are not allowed to use a swimming pool 5-6 days each month, do we get a preferential price compared with men?”
Vake defended itself on Facebook, saying that it doesn’t find the sign sexist and it posted the notice because of previous “polluted” water that caused a “great amount of damage” to the pool, thanks to menstruating women.
Shape magazine made a point to note the CDC’s guidelines about swimming while on your period. First off, wear a tampon or menstrual cup or any non-pad form of sanitary product — and if blood does happen to get into the pool, so long as it’s “properly chlorinated pool water,” it shouldn’t be a problem.
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