So, this week’s debate is all about Unisex Bathrooms. So, I present to you a lovely rant about them from Sister Lichtenstein’s Tumblr for inspiration.
I’ve been looking at some forums today about unisex bathrooms because this week at Phi Kappa (debate society that I’m in), I’m presenting the resolution “All bathrooms at UGA should be unisex.”
And may I say, people are so fucking dumb! This guy raises a question about gender roles and bathrooms, and granted, he doesn’t seem like a genius either (he keeps spelling ‘separately’ like ‘seperately’— so annoying), but some of the responses are just entirely fucking missing the point.
My personal favorite is :
‘It has nothing to do with “arbitrary gender roles” It’s the fact that men are men and women are women. I’d feel uncomfortable peeing with a guy in the stall next to me.’
Wow. Way to fucking define an arbitrary gender role.
Of course, there are legitimate concerns because people in this country are fucked up and I am sure there are many a craigslist personals user with fetishes about ladies peeing. But that’s kind of the point— we should be able to do this without having to worry about that kind of stuff. It’s not a solution, it’s drawing attention to a symptom of a gender binary that oversimplifies, makes many people unhappy, and ultimately feeds this weird Victorian notion of sex— that it should be repressed— which ends up sexualizing things like a room full of toilets where people do their business.