College of Charleston sophomore Sarah Villafane began her workout in a crop top when she was asked to leave the school’s gym. Sarah says that at the time she was kicked out, no one explicitly explained why, saying simply that it was against the rules.
She was directed by gym staff to check the rules. However Sarah says, “when I looked at the rules (which are not posted anywhere but on that bulletin board on a piece of computer paper), the dress code simply said, ‘Athletic attire must be worn.’ The rule says nothing regarding crop tops, or midriffs in general.” The gym wrote to TODAY saying the rule is a matter of sanitary concerns.
Sarah doesn’t buy this excuse though. She explains that the gym never explained the sanitary concerns when they were kicking her out, and she’s seen plenty of dudes wearing less clothing at the same gym.