“The Everyday Sexism of Women Waiting in Public Toilet Lines”

“Legislation to address the design and provision of public restrooms in new construction often requires more space for women’s rooms. But that has hardly made a dent in many of our oldest and most used public spaces. This is especially true in powerful institutions, such as schools and government complexes, where old buildings, and their gendered legacies, dominate. In the United States, for example, women in the House of Representatives didn’t get a bathroom near the Speaker’s Lobby until 2011. Prior to that, the nearest women’s room was so far away that the time it took women to get to the bathroom and back exceeded session break times. The nearby men’s room, meanwhile, had a fireplace, a shoeshine stand, and televised floor proceedings.”

Posting mostly because my 11th grade math teacher posted this and said it almost made him want to join the feminist movement — so maybe this is some productive information.

Also, gives me something to think about the next time I am standing in line for a bathroom. Tampons should be free like toilet paper!

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