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TOPIC: THE BATHROOM ISSUE

THE BATHROOM ISSUE 01 Oct 2016 09:15 #10392

  • kristina.c
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Hi there, I know most of the people on this forum have ver different opinions on this topic. I think that in regards to the collective whole of the idea of the bathroom issue, it would be a smart idea to have businesses and places of education and work to offer gender neutral bathrooms to people. This would diminish the room for these "predators" to be lurking around if they are single user bathrooms and it would also allow people of the trans community or people who are gender fluid to freely use bathrooms without a fear of being harassed or judged. I know for myself I identify as a female woman but just for convenience sake sometimes the line for the men's bathroom is a lot shorter and if they are single user bathrooms I will often times just use it. The sheer looks of disgust or disbelief that I get when I return from using the bathroom are insane and not one person knowns the only reason why I was in there was because I just drank 3L of water. These gender neutral bathrooms would eliminate these looks entirely. They can offer one urinal and one toilet in each bathroom and the user can privately choose whichever one they would like to use.
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THE BATHROOM ISSUE 09 Oct 2016 23:58 #10527

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I have also used the men's stall and people do give you surprised looks but sometimes” when you gotta go you gotta go”. I also have young boys whom I like to take into the woman's restroom for security reasons.
I think as a society we should be more open and welcoming to people of all sexual orientations. I work for the school district and know that kids across the street of SMC at the John Adams middle school are already identifying as the opposite sex. Children this young and their families are already taking huge steps to change their identity. They legally change their names and teachers, friends and staff are required to call them by their new names and use correct pronouns. Imagine how difficult this process may be that having to figure out where and how to use the appropriate restroom must be.
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