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Aug 8, 2009

WHO WEARS SHORT SHORTS?

This 48 year old man is the center of controversy over the short shorts he
wears to work out in a Kamloops, B.C. gym.
Mohd Abdullah is a pilates and yoga instructor as well as a teacher at a local university.
There have been complaints about his workout attire made at the gym stating they are too short and some of them are too loose. He says he would rather rescind his membership than get rid of the several pairs of shorts he has purchased.

"
I think it is discriminating and at the same time, I think it is a double standard," he said. "Here you have women that are wearing shorts that are half my size and with, excuse my lingo, the boobs half falling [out] -- and that's acceptable."


"I'm not going to change my style, not when I'm half a century old," he said. "I'm just going to keep wearing what I wear."

So what do you think? Is he right? Would you want to be there when he goes into his downward dog postition? The forward lunge?

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19 comments:

Cass @ That Old House said...

HOLY MACKEREL. Ick. Just, ick. I wouldn't want to have to be the one to tell that guy, "HEY! Put that away!" -- Cass

Jane said...

ew ick.ick.

I go to yoga class once a week & the guys in my class are pretty conservative about their attire. Now there is a lady though who is probably mid 60's who wears the most over-sized ill-fitting stretched out v-neck t-shirt & matching oversized shorts EVER!

Lets just say folks see more than they ever need to of her unmentionables & then some.

The eyes - oh they burn!! ick ick ick!!!

@eloh said...

They are just modern day "flashers", people that get a sexual kick out of shocking people with the sight of their who-whos, ta-tas, and ding-dongs.

All it takes to stop it is a criminal complaint to the police....but that means someone would have to "get involved", have their name in the news along with the offenders and endless trials and legal shenanigans........WHO is their right mind wants that.

If I were there....I'd have some fun. I'd laugh or leave a "coupon" for a penis extender for the dude. Maybe the phone number for the make your weenis bigger pills they hawk on TV.

The woman Jane has to deal with, ....loud enough for many people to hear I would sympathetically tell her about a OB/GYN doctor she has heard about that specializes in vaginal warts etc..

susan said...

No hope for this guy--the black socks say it all!

Lori E said...

I must have been distracted because I didn't even notice the black socks.

Sue said...

EEEWWW... Apparently there is no dress code at his gym?! As an instructor, I am held to present myself in a manner that doesn't compromise me or my employer. I cannot imagine seeing this guy bend over.... just plain gross... And the dark socks are just an added faix pas!

Joanne said...

Hi Lori - Firstly, Thanks for the offer to help try and solve my family tree mystery, all help is appreciated when you come to a dead end, as you probably already know. I have left some info on the Genealogy and Sunsets post for you.
Secondly - OMG, my pilates teacher looks much better than this! - why on earth put you job at risk for the sake of a few bits of fabric? Jo x

Lou said...

Eeeeeeeeew

Florida Sue said...

I think it is a cultural thing and it would have never made the news if he was a young white guy. I don't care what people wear. Dark socks..let's hang him. What a double standard.

Lori E said...

I don't think it is because of his skin except for the bits of it that will hang out. I don't know anyone who would be comfortable with a young white guys genitals dangling out of his shorts during an exercise class either. Really I don't.

You don't hang out without knowing it. Period.
I don't want to see a woman's genitals during an exercise class either.

Cindy said...

I don't get it. In the 70's this was JUST FINE! What has happened to us? We've become more rigid, prudish and judgey? Don't get me wrong, if this was my husband...I'd be laughing hysterically! Seriously, I was looking at those little speedos in the sporting goods store yesterday...in regard to our upcoming cruise...but at $40 thought, "nah"...St. Jim said, "i'd wear 'em". Shoot, now i'm on the hunt for a size large speedos.

Blondie's Journal said...

I have to say that I think he should be left alone. Everyone has their opinion and that is fine. I know I am very liberal but I just think all this frenetic energy should be focused elsewhere.

If he were in my yoga class and somehow offended me, I would tell him directly. I actually think he is kind of cute! lol!!

xoxo
Jane

Joanne said...

Not sure what happened to my original comment but had to add my two cents. Didn't want to see that in the 70's don't want to see it now.

I remember being on a cruise ship in 1977 and talking to this guy (I was young and NOT married). He's sitting there in his swim suit with Mr Winky and the twins hanging out all over -- I just kept looking out at sea. Shudder.
I will now give thanks that my yogi masters wear long pants in class.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Yuck, I was reading that article the other morning, and it made me lose my appetite.

I think he is just pushing the envelope wayyyy to far. As for women showing way to much, I feel the same way. Cover up!

Jen

Ali said...

With the exception of the guy I sleep with, I don't want to see anyone's bits out on parade. Thanks much. Age, race, religion or political/sexual persuasion be damned. Its indecent. Cover it up. You'll scare the OAPs and confuse the toddlers.

Ali

Keetha Broyles said...

I say cover boobs and butts.

Period.

I hang my head in SHAME at many tank tops I see that cover - - - - well - - - NOTHING.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I just found my way to your blog via another blog. I personally don't see any difference with this man in his shorts than any number of high school or middle aged girls and the way the dress. Maybe not in certain circles but I can tell you this is modest compared to some of the short shorts going around on some girls fanny's. Not to mention other looks that may seem unappealing to others such as goth.

PErsonally, I would question why someone's eyeballs, no pun intended here, are on another person private area's. What ever happened to looking someone in the eye or admiring from afar I don't know. Maybe i'm just a dumb country girl living in a too fast world.

What is good for the gals is good for the guys. I'm with him. I would surrender my pass before I let a double standard exist. He has a very valid point.

Our personal interpertation doesn't remove the fact.

Lori E said...

Here is my take on this and the comments:

I agree that what is good for one is good for all. I dislike it when women demand all the rights but take on none of the responsibilities. Tell the women to cover up too...IF... there actual exposure of the genitals or breasts.

I wonder how much of his genitals are being exposed by the loose fitting short shorts. The leg area would be wide open to the genital area.

Would you take your grandmother or your 10 year old daughter and have her in front of this man while he is bending over? I doubt it. But I also wouldn't want them in front of a female instructor whose boobs were hanging out of her top or whose crotch was exposed by loose fitting shorts that are already very short.

Let me repeat that I agree the double standard should not be tolerated but I am also not going to accept that his crotch be exposed while he is teaching a yoga or pilates class. Remember you would be looking at the instructor many times during the class or there would be no point in being there.

Anyway enough said by me.

A Sense Of Comfort said...

EWWWW!! Does he not have any respect for himself or the people in his classes!? OMG I Didn't Come 2 Your Class To See Your Junk!!!!

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