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What is it about the gym that makes guys so much more likely to bother women who clearly aren’t interested in doing anything besides, you know, working out? (After all, that’s what gyms are for.) If you’re a woman and you’ve ever been stared at, offered unnecessary help, or had to listen to guys talk at you while you’re just trying to exercise, this video is for you.
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MAN: Do you see yourself generally as an optimistic person, or like as a more like a pessimistic–like, a realist or…? MAN: Did you need a spot? WOMAN: No, I’m good. MAN: You sure? MAN: Do you need, like, any help stretching or anything? MAN: Let me just show you a couple of things, ’cause it can help. It can really help. WOMAN: Yeah… WOMAN #1: She’s so awesome, and her thick accent… WOMAN #2: It cracks me up! Sometimes I can’t even tell what she’s saying! WOMAN: I’m just trying to focus on my reps. MAN: Totally! Me too, me too! WOMAN: Thanks. MAN: I’m totally with you. So yeah, have you lived in this city for a long time? MAN: Gotta make sure you stretch! MAN: You know, it’s like, why do yoga? You know, it’s like it’s so much more, like, centered, and good for you. Mind, body, and… MAN: Badminton’s a great sport, kinda, right? ‘Cause, you know, it’s kinda like a party sport, so it’s kind of more of a social type of thing. You really gotta–I mean, you don’t know where that birdie’s– WOMAN: I left my headphones, so I’m trying to read the news. MAN: I can–you want me to hum something? I could probably hum something for you that kinda… You know?