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Unisex Bathrooms
February 23, 2013 at 12:24 PM

 It was mentioned in another post(the transgender post) that perhaps unisex bathrooms would be a good idea

 Would you be ok with your children/teens going to school with unisex bathrooms. Urinals and stall bathrooms available to both girls and boys?

 Adding a poll.

Are Unisex bathrooms in schools a good idea?
  • Only group members can vote in this poll.
  1. 21% - Yes. This way no one is made to feel segragated.
  2. 48% - No. I will explain.
  3. 27% - Only if they have seperate stall and no urinials.
  4. 3% - Other. I will explain.

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  • stormcris
    February 23, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    I put yes but it has less to do with segregated and more to do with the fact in this day and age people should not fear the opposite sex. Let's think about this for a moment. In schools you are not there to have some mystic and primp in the bathroom. You are supposed to go in do your business, wash and leave. As one teacher puts it "two shakes is all you need". There are already males in the female restroom and there are already females in the male restroom. If the idea is to prevent rape it does not work. IF the idea is to prevent some other sort of crime it still does not work. If the idea is to keep the mystic of being one sex or the other, it has been pointed out by many parents school is for learning not to prowl for a date. We are supposed to be a progressive society that is one of the top in the world and we cannot get past being in stalls next to each other? It seems really unprogressive considering Europe and Asia already do this in many places. 

    Needed to add: Unisex bathrooms do not typically have urinals.

  • lga1965
    by lga1965
    February 23, 2013 at 12:37 PM

     Yes, but ONE unisex bathroom and one for males and one for females. Three, total.

    Unisex bathrooms will be a good way to allow the transgender kids to do their own thing, without bothering other kids who are totally male or female.

  • TruthSeeker.
    February 23, 2013 at 12:38 PM

     

    Quoting lga1965:

     Yes, but ONE unisex bathroom and one for males and one for females. Three, total.

    Unisex bathrooms will be a good way to allow the transgender kids to do their own thing, without bothering other kids who are totally male or female.

      So your vote would be No to unisex for everyone? Boys and girls sharing All bathrooms?

  • lga1965
    by lga1965
    February 23, 2013 at 12:41 PM

     

    Quoting stormcris:

    I put yes but it has less to do with segregated and more to do with the fact in this day and age people should not fear the opposite sex. Let's think about this for a moment. In schools you are not there to have some mystic and primp in the bathroom. You are supposed to go in do your business, wash and leave. As one teacher puts it "two shakes is all you need". There are already males in the female restroom and there are already females in the male restroom. If the idea is to prevent rape it does not work. IF the idea is to prevent some other sort of crime it still does not work. If the idea is to keep the mystic of being one sex or the other, it has been pointed out by many parents school is for learning not to prowl for a date. We are supposed to be a progressive society that is one of the top in the world and we cannot get past being in stalls next to each other? It seems really unprogressive considering Europe and Asia already do this in many places. 

     Uh uh. Its just a matter of privacy, not "the mystic of being one sex" thing.

     I also needed privacy in my Gym class in junior high and high school, not wanting to take showers with all the other girls and changing clothes,etc. by the lockers.

    Lets allow some of us to remain who we are and not force us to let it all hang out for everyone. It's called modesty and privacy and needing our own space.

  • stormcris
    February 23, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    You do not feel stalls are private?

    Quoting lga1965:

     

    Quoting stormcris:

    I put yes but it has less to do with segregated and more to do with the fact in this day and age people should not fear the opposite sex. Let's think about this for a moment. In schools you are not there to have some mystic and primp in the bathroom. You are supposed to go in do your business, wash and leave. As one teacher puts it "two shakes is all you need". There are already males in the female restroom and there are already females in the male restroom. If the idea is to prevent rape it does not work. IF the idea is to prevent some other sort of crime it still does not work. If the idea is to keep the mystic of being one sex or the other, it has been pointed out by many parents school is for learning not to prowl for a date. We are supposed to be a progressive society that is one of the top in the world and we cannot get past being in stalls next to each other? It seems really unprogressive considering Europe and Asia already do this in many places. 

     Uh uh. Its just a matter of privacy, not "the mystic of being one sex" thing. I also needed privacy in my Gym class in high school, nt wantong to take showers with all the other girls and changing clothes,etc. by the lockers.

    Lets allow some of us to remain who we are and not force us to let it all hang out for everyone. It's called modesty and privacy and needing our own space.


  • la_bella_vita
    February 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM

     I say no.

  • lga1965
    by lga1965
    February 23, 2013 at 12:45 PM

     

    Quoting stormcris:

    You do not feel stalls are private?

    Quoting lga1965:

     

    Quoting stormcris:

    I put yes but it has less to do with segregated and more to do with the fact in this day and age people should not fear the opposite sex. Let's think about this for a moment. In schools you are not there to have some mystic and primp in the bathroom. You are supposed to go in do your business, wash and leave. As one teacher puts it "two shakes is all you need". There are already males in the female restroom and there are already females in the male restroom. If the idea is to prevent rape it does not work. IF the idea is to prevent some other sort of crime it still does not work. If the idea is to keep the mystic of being one sex or the other, it has been pointed out by many parents school is for learning not to prowl for a date. We are supposed to be a progressive society that is one of the top in the world and we cannot get past being in stalls next to each other? It seems really unprogressive considering Europe and Asia already do this in many places. 

     Uh uh. Its just a matter of privacy, not "the mystic of being one sex" thing. I also needed privacy in my Gym class in high school, nt wantong to take showers with all the other girls and changing clothes,etc. by the lockers.

    Lets allow some of us to remain who we are and not force us to let it all hang out for everyone. It's called modesty and privacy and needing our own space.


     Not really.

    And when you cite Europe, do you know that they also still have the "hole in the ground bathrooms" where you just stand there and pee in a hole , no toilet to sit on? They are awful. I really don't see European countries as being more progressive than USA when you are discussing bathrooms. Unisex bathrooms are regressing back to a more primitve time,IMO.

    Germany's cities have two bathrooms, mainly. Paris does...we lived in Europe twice.  The countryside has the hole in the ground potties in their rural restaurants, for example.

  • TruthSeeker.
    February 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM

     

    Quoting lga1965:

     

    Quoting stormcris:

    I put yes but it has less to do with segregated and more to do with the fact in this day and age people should not fear the opposite sex. Let's think about this for a moment. In schools you are not there to have some mystic and primp in the bathroom. You are supposed to go in do your business, wash and leave. As one teacher puts it "two shakes is all you need". There are already males in the female restroom and there are already females in the male restroom. If the idea is to prevent rape it does not work. IF the idea is to prevent some other sort of crime it still does not work. If the idea is to keep the mystic of being one sex or the other, it has been pointed out by many parents school is for learning not to prowl for a date. We are supposed to be a progressive society that is one of the top in the world and we cannot get past being in stalls next to each other? It seems really unprogressive considering Europe and Asia already do this in many places. 

     Uh uh. Its just a matter of privacy, not "the mystic of being one sex" thing.

     I also needed privacy in my Gym class in junior high and high school, not wanting to take showers with all the other girls and changing clothes,etc. by the lockers.

    Lets allow some of us to remain who we are and not force us to let it all hang out for everyone. It's called modesty and privacy and needing our own space.

       Thank you!! I could not agree more!!

  • Aamy
    by Aamy
    February 23, 2013 at 12:48 PM


    Quoting lga1965:

     

    Quoting stormcris:

    I put yes but it has less to do with segregated and more to do with the fact in this day and age people should not fear the opposite sex. Let's think about this for a moment. In schools you are not there to have some mystic and primp in the bathroom. You are supposed to go in do your business, wash and leave. As one teacher puts it "two shakes is all you need". There are already males in the female restroom and there are already females in the male restroom. If the idea is to prevent rape it does not work. IF the idea is to prevent some other sort of crime it still does not work. If the idea is to keep the mystic of being one sex or the other, it has been pointed out by many parents school is for learning not to prowl for a date. We are supposed to be a progressive society that is one of the top in the world and we cannot get past being in stalls next to each other? It seems really unprogressive considering Europe and Asia already do this in many places. 

     Uh uh. Its just a matter of privacy, not "the mystic of being one sex" thing.

     I also needed privacy in my Gym class in junior high and high school, not wanting to take showers with all the other girls and changing clothes,etc. by the lockers.

    Lets allow some of us to remain who we are and not force us to let it all hang out for everyone. It's called modesty and privacy and needing our own space.

    There is a point of letting it all hang out and then being a prude. We didnt have stalls to change in for gym, and belive me i didnt like it either, but you just did it. And same goes for showers. You would def hated basic training for the Air Force, i got a huge wake up call. You walk into this room, there are 6 shower heads. And thats it. You ALL shower together. about 3 girls per shower head. Sorry but you get over it pretty quick. There are times in life that you have to do things you dont really like. 

  • lga1965
    by lga1965
    February 23, 2013 at 12:49 PM

     I said THREE TOTAL...One Unisex, one girls', one boys'.  Now do you see?

    Quoting TruthSeeker.:

     

    Quoting lga1965:

     Yes, but ONE unisex bathroom and one for males and one for females. Three, total.

    Unisex bathrooms will be a good way to allow the transgender kids to do their own thing, without bothering other kids who are totally male or female.

      So your vote would be No to unisex for everyone? Boys and girls sharing All bathrooms?

     

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