The University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, recently added a new feature to its on-campus gym: women- only hours.
The new hours were rolled out by the university to meet the cultural needs of all the students after a formal request was submitted by a student group.
"This isn't the first time the UC RecCentre has received this request," a spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. "But it is the first time there has been suitable space resource available to trial it."
However, the new hours did cop criticism from some on social media, with Facebook users asking if there would be a "men only" section cordoned off as well.
"There has never been a formal request for men only hours or space at the RecCentre," said a spokesperson. "If there was a significant demand for men only hours, or for any other cohort, it would go through the same process."