Post by Paul S Person
On Thu, 25 Feb 2021 10:23:12 -0700, Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha
Post by Paul S Person Post by Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha
The real idiocy is cheapskate contractors who use cheap-ass divider
stalls in multi-station bathroom instead of using real doors and
walls, which eliminates the entire problem.
Individual one-stall/one-sink bathrooms would solve it even better.
It would, but it would add others. I've worked where, when the men's
or women's room on our floor was being cleaned, the convention was
to leave the door to the one-toilet, one-sink bathroom reserved for
people who qualified under the ADA act, plus anybody with a temporary
medical problem, unlocked. Usually you had to tap in a code to use it.
Not everybody who used those facilities thought much about who would
use them next - unless they did, but their range of abilities made cleaning
up after themselves difficult. Once the multi-stall bathrooms were cleaned,
the lock and code were used. Having at least one bathroom like that which
could be accessed by someone who hadn't crossed some critical threshold
of transition ( - I won't say what, I'm not an expert - ) might help. If I were
still in brick-and-mortar retailing I'd want at least one customer bathroom
in the store that had controlled access, designed for a single-user. But
then there is the parent-accompanying-a-child situation. I've seen "family
rest rooms" at airports and even rest stops on the Interstate Highway System.
Are we going to have unisex common areas outside the stalls, with security
video tech installed? Are all types of men and women going to be standing
side-by-side when they do anything other than eliminating waste, or changing
clothes? Would we wind up developing "rest room etiquette" that might be
similar to that of the city dwellers in Asimov's "The Caves of Steel," or would
real-life mores be even weirder?
I worked for a short time in a factory that made dividers for bathroom
stalls, right after I recovered from an illness that interrupted my studies
for my degree. We cut wood to size and applied Formica. It was hard,
hot, nasty work. Nothing like making steel or mining coal, of course,
but it didn't pay much more than flipping burgers or selling books.
I was glad to quit. Another shop in the factory made steel dividers.
My next factory job was much less awful.
Nowadays, dividers can be treated with anti-graffiti coating, but then
the determined vandals just scratch their messages onto walls, partitions
or even mirrors. Does every public facility need a guard, then? Imagine
getting 86ed from a public bathroom because some innocent behavior
of yours was misread by an AI?
It doesn't matter which gender/sex a potential attacker presents to
the world, if that person has the desire to prey on children it might
not matter which "gendered bathroom" "they" are visiting.