Posted: 19 March, 2015
by Web Girl Marley
Woman Locked Out Of Gym Because Computer Thought She Was A Man
Not cool computer, not cool at all
A gym in the UK has been forced to make a public apology to one of their members after their computer system howcased a rather nasty sexist streak!
Dr Louise Selby was recently locked out of the female changing room at her local Pure Gym in Cambridge because anyone that registers with the title ‘Dr’ is immediately assumed to be a male by their computer system.
What makes the incident worse is that when Dr Selby informed the staff at the gym of the mistake they informed her the glitch couldn’t be changed and that she would have to drop her title in order to access the female change rooms!
Furious over the slight, Dr Selby said, “Their archaic attitudes to women and blatant sexism really are second to none.”
“They may have modern machines, but their attitudes are firmly stuck in the early 20th century.”
Pure Gym have since apologised for the incident and claimed it arose due to a bug in their system.
A spokesman claimed, ‘Firstly we would like to make clear that we understand, and totally agree with, Dr Selby’s stance in this matter.”
“Unfortunately we have found a bug in our membership management system which is causing the issue she describes. We apologise for the offence caused to any of our current members.”