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Getting Loos Right

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WomanBornNotWorn Sun 01-Dec-19 11:05:16

I was at a smallish venue yesterday and looking for the loo I saw the door with one of those half-trousered / half-skirted figures on it.

Hackles rising, I then looked closer - and saw on the left another door, with ladies and baby change sign.

On the right a third door, with gents and baby change sign.

Then I noticed the mixed one also had a changing places sign.

Sorted. If a little venue can get their act together so absolutely everyone is dignified and comfortable why can't they all???

MarcyFromCleveland Sun 01-Dec-19 11:10:16

They probably can, but as the recent Center Parcs stuff on twitter shows, and the case of a trans identified boy gaining access to the girl’ changing room in a school in USA, that’s not good enough.
In both cases private cubicles are available - either gender neutral or private within the girls’ changing area.
Total validation, access all areas, or it’s bigoted transphobia.

Natsku Sun 01-Dec-19 12:25:04

I've seen toilets done really well too, there was the gents, then next to it was the unisex loo (rather cringy picture of a mermaid and a centaur on the door though) and then there were three, THREE, ladies loos. And all the toilets, except for one of the ladies, were big enough to take in a pram/accompanying children in with you.

Inebriati Sun 01-Dec-19 15:22:38

I think its a good idea to give feedback to the venue.

Babdoc Sun 01-Dec-19 17:34:51

I’ve made a point of always praising the single sex loos at my local theatre whenever they send me a feedback form after a show. I’m boycotting a rival theatre that allows any men who “feel more comfortable there” into the ladies. They obviously don’t give a shit how uncomfortable the women are with that.

thirdfiddle Sun 01-Dec-19 18:11:23

How sensible, simple and inoffensive. star star star

WomanBornNotWorn Mon 02-Dec-19 00:15:44

I think I will include happy feedback on the loos in my thank you for the invitation email.

GenderCriticalPotato Mon 02-Dec-19 05:11:33

So they’ve decided that non disabled people should co-opt the disabled loo

That’s not progressive, that’s stealing facilities from some of the most vulnerable people in society

thirdfiddle Mon 02-Dec-19 14:00:48

Oh do you think GenderCritical? I read it as they'd made all three accessible, but only one Changing Places. That seemed reasonable for a small venue.

thirdfiddle Mon 02-Dec-19 14:02:17

I think I may have been mixing up OP with a later poster. Was their disabled too OP?

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