Segregated Swimming Sessions

Following the huge media backlash surrounding Auburn Council’s decision to hold segregated swimming sessions at the Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre, a melting pot of opinions has surfaced. The sessions, which will offer females the opportunity to swim alone for two hours every week has been met with some harsh criticism. On one hand, the ’privacy curtains’ have been labelled as a disgrace and completely at odds with Australian values with petitions even being made to abolish the sessions, yet contrastingly, others have praised the move as a tool for empowering women. Producer for The Daily, Max Sherry, found out more after speaking to Professor Tim Edwards. 

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