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Last winter I was up in NY for the holidays. My daughter has a place in Brooklyn, so I went to take her for lunch and drinks while we watched the Jets game at a neighborhood sports bar. I had to go, so I'm waiting on line to use the mens room. After a girl came out of the "womens room, the lady behind me asked "what are you waiting for?" I looked at her, thinking she was joking, and moved aside so she could enter.. She laughed, and said, "No, you can go in there. My daughter just told me the bathrooms in here are Gender neutral." I shook my head, went in, and was amazed how much nicer womens rooms are then mens, LOL. When I came out, my daughter and the bartender were laughing, because they saw me and the lady both trying to understand and cope with this "new" world.

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No problem with single stall, any gender friendly restrooms. As long as there is a lock on the door, and youngsters are protected. 

These are showing up in our area now. Mostly in office buildings. 

In the little town we reside in, they have a 4th July celebration with several hundreds of folks attending the festivities. The women's restroom usually developes a line. At some point both the mens', and womens' restrooms turns into a "who cares, I gotta go" situation. :-O

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I would only say - 'Restroom"

I guess gender neutral clarifies boys or girls - or maybe those terms are not politically correct. Speaking of which, saw a blurb on Vice News about Gender Neutrals - they are trying to eliminate all reference to "his" "her" "he" "she"

Guess I am getting old and older ... or these kids are living in a fantasy world ... or I'm living in the past. As we say in Texas, "It just ain't right."

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i dont give a crap what a person identifies as, but the all gender restroom is just taking it too far, i mean they bigger issue is these people are taking away my last little bit of joy in life.  theres nothing better than walking by the mile long line of chicks waiting for the restroom and walking right in to guys restroom with no line.  now they are just making two long lines 🤬🤬🤬

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On 10/18/2018 at 8:19 AM, CaseyD said:

i dont give a crap what a person identifies as, but the all gender restroom is just taking it too far, i mean they bigger issue is these people are taking away my last little bit of joy in life.  theres nothing better than walking by the mile long line of chicks waiting for the restroom and walking right in to guys restroom with no line.  now they are just making two long lines 🤬🤬🤬

Casey, you just need to stop drinking so much water (beer?) and pee when you get home... in your own gender neutral restroom.

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1 minute ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Casey, you just need to stop drinking so much water (beer?) and pee when you get home... in your own gender neutral restroom.

You don't have urinal only bathrooms in your house? 

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On 4/8/2018 at 11:42 AM, GrandStranded said:

I shook my head, went in, and was amazed how much nicer womens rooms are then mens, LOL. 

You discovered one of the great secrets.  This is even better... check it out:  

 

10 minutes ago, saevel25 said:

You don't have urinal only bathrooms in your house? 

Uh no, but I do always leave the toilet seat in the up position.  

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On 5/4/2017 at 2:39 PM, Patch said:

I have no proroblem with this as long as there is a separate bathroom available for children, and their parents. 

Why would parents and children need separate bathrooms?

What do you think a father does if he's out with his daughter who is too young to use a bathroom alone?  

On 4/8/2018 at 4:40 PM, Patch said:

 As long as there is a lock on the door, and youngsters are protected.

Protected from what?

On 4/8/2018 at 4:40 PM, Patch said:

 

In the little town we reside in, they have a 4th July celebration with several hundreds of folks attending the festivities. The women's restroom usually developes a line. At some point both the mens', and womens' restrooms turns into a "who cares, I gotta go" situation. :-O

And you lived to tell about it?  😂😋

 

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Slavoj Zizek: “As soon as you flush the toilet, you’re in the middle of ideology.”

If you look at Western history from the Roman Empire to the Middle ages, men and women washed together in State run communal bathhouses.  There were also communal latrines.  The pendulum swung and during the Protestant Reformation, there was a washing moratorium (long story).  By the mid-19th Century, the pendulum swung again and with Victorian era values and advances in medical technology, personal hygiene became associated with Christian purity, morality and respectability.  Sex segregated bathrooms arose.  This rise was closely aligned with the Victorian idea that women were emotionally and physically vulnerable.  It was during this time that when the fear of bodily substances took off and moved into the late 19th and early 20th century.  Le Corbusier's iconic Villa Savoye exemplified how users could disown their mortal flesh and it's by-product through concealment.

I have to say, I'm really having a laugh at most of these posts and not for the same reasons most of you are.  Single occupancy all-gender toilets as unique?  I've lived abroad and many, many places are perfectly comfortable not just with a single occupancy all gender arraignment but many with a multi-occupant all gender toilet rooms.  Up-scale restaurants in Hong Kong?  Abso-freaking-lutly.  Stall walls simply go from floor to ceiling.  Lavs are shared.

This is current thinking in many academic buildings currently being designed in the U.S. and many corporate facilities in progressive areas.  The tv show Allie McBeal introduced this to Americans a long time ago.

President Obama declared Title IX has protections guaranteeing trans individuals access to sex segregated toilets that align with their identity.  The fundies freaked and most of the hysteria is closely tied to this event.  The current occupant of the white house overturned the protections.  

Fear is where the pendulum is at.

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First saw this in the 70's-late night beer drinking in old montreal-I think it was the little box--ladies line got long, they started a single line...we all lived...visiting Ireland a few years back, on a bus tour...couple places we visited only had one bathroom. I was spending 12 hours a day with these folks so added another few minutes as a lady took a whiz in the stall next to me, then we washed our hands together...I think it was a Dane Cook skit I saw where he suggested that one of the things we humans all have in common...we will have a painful crap, lol 

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