Boys were naked

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Then, your gym teacher tells you to strip naked and walk onto the pool deck with your nude male classmates. Yes, those same classmates you sit next to in math. But for more than 50 years even until , by some accounts , this was standard policy at public high schools in Chicago and across the country. Curious City listener Michael San Filippo grew up hearing stories about what it was like from his dad.

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The origins of nude swimming can be found well before the guideline was published. When the first indoor pool opened at the Brooklyn YMCA in , the organization required men and boys to swim naked. Other reasons given by administrators during the era included concerns about the expense of bathing suits, newspaper articles of the time indicate. Many places adopted the practice before the decree. The same publication in featured a photograph of nude boys swimming at a pond at the Springfield, Mass.

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The building is gone. So the girls swam at the Boys Club. It was in a physical education swimming class. Today, it seems bizarre to me.
A n article in the US magazine the Atlantic this week described one man's childhood horror of boys' open changing rooms and naked school swimming lessons. It felt like an injustice, he said, compared with the privacy that the girls were afforded — and this sense of injustice was only compounded in later life by public medical examinations in the army and extensive training on preserving a patient's modesty in medical school, which mysteriously left out the needs of men. The message was clear throughout his life, says the author: women get toilet and changing cubicles, gowns at the doctors' surgery and separate examination rooms. Men get told: man up, pants down.