Lindsay (dragonzuela) wrote,

unisex bathrooms

It is some sort of transgender awareness week at school. There were signs up today about the need for unisex bathrooms (the one that caused my attention was a "Men's Elevator" sign in my building) because transgendered people have to worry about harassment whether they go into the Men's or Women's room. I think that's a good idea, but it would not be good for all restrooms to be unisex, because there are probably more people who would feel uncomfortable sharing a restroom with the opposite sex than there are transgendered people. Maybe have unisex bathrooms peppered about, with signs to direct people to them? But which one-sex-only bathrooms do you convert to unisex? Hmm, or with any luck if this becomes more of a movement, new buildings will have some small extra bathrooms built in to be used as unisex. Or maybe people could learn to chill out and not give transgendered people a hard time.

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