And men are subject to weird criteria too, but no. It's not worse for men it's just that we're really late to the party and now we're here we're amazed at how shit it is. So we're all like "OMG it's so shit! And obvs for some reason it's so much worse for us who've just turned up than it is for you women who've been stuck here all night".
In Australia Fernwood is the big publicly visible women-only gym. Sometimes dudes ask where's our men-only gym? But that's a misunderstanding about what the hell equality actually is. Maybe we'd be more equal if more men felt targeted by women, I don't know. But if you want a men-only gym, go get a room, fill it with iron and play heavy metal music. It's men only. And the women who do wanna turn up aren't going to try to neg you into sleeping with them.
So there are already manstyle man gyms. And women have women-only gyms. So we needn't complain when women want safe spaces for their training. But man-gyms often appear too dudebro and inaccessible, and women-only venues too often objectify women anyway. So what I'd like to see is like a co-ed feminist body-positive gym where you're not bullied by the beauty standard, where men aren't emasculated in the name of progress, where women don't have to fortify themselves against creepy sleazebags, where you check your misogyny at the door, and where motivational techniques aren't homophobic or built upon a nauseatingly simplistic ideal of becoming more fuckable. Then maybe you'd have a gym that could actually be a safe space for anyone who wanted to go? Please tell me that's not a radical idea.