It is curved, like a parenthesis. There is a slight indentation, a flat spot under the blemish that shows when I stand in profile. The scar is hidden, even by my most revealing bathing suit. The other night I sat up, bolstered on both sides by the collection of pillows my boyfriend and I have on our bed, and picked up my phone.
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We've all experienced that moment when we've walked into a locker room to see a woman letting it all hang out with zero shame. Yeah, it's uncomfortable, but have you ever stopped and thought about giving those ladies a bit of credit? Whether they've just gotten out of the shower, or are leisurely checking their cell phones butt naked, it takes a strong, confident woman to parade her body in front of a bunch of randos. Baron Von Sketch , an all women Canadian comedy show, shows a huge appreciation for these women. As if we needed more reasons to move to Canada.
But what about the women's locker room? A recent study found that when it comes changing in the locker room, the acts of disrobing, dressing, showering and being naked in front of others, can be very discomfiting. It's a complex experience as women are faced with an awareness of their bodies different than in any other space. Some women seek privacy while others are very comfortable changing in front of others. Author Marianne Clark, a doctoral student in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta, says it was her own experience as a dancer and frequent user of fitness facilities with public dressing rooms that led her to explore how other women felt.
I assessed the situation from my spot in front of my locker. Behind me, I could see a stack of freshly folded towels, in full view of the rest of the gym. I held my sweaty bra in my hands and considered my options.