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Re: UK London restrooms go gender neutral
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2018, 06:29:49 AM »
Same might be said of people on the trail saying nothing. Mostly, they don't really care.

Guys don't care.

One might expect eeks and screams when a guy is in the ladies room, but I never found that as long as I was escorted by a lady, or two to the stall. In my memory, I've never been in a ladies room unescorted, however. I got some funny looks as I left and the population had exploded while we were in the stall. This was several decades ago, I might add. The late seventies and early eighties were a much wilder time and this is in bars/night clubs, as a demographic.
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Re: UK London restrooms go gender neutral
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2018, 03:30:30 PM »

Or, nobody was brave enough to object and tell the ladies to go away.
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What would have been your reaction?

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Re: UK London restrooms go gender neutral
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2018, 06:54:38 PM »
See the wonderful practical devices they have in France. Or, see what French women have to endure:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Uritrottoir&client=firefox-b-1-ab&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjTzsb0zoHfAhUrn-AKHRs7CWsQsAR6BAgDEAE&biw=1366&bih=664

Uri = that should be obvious
Trottoir  = sidewalk/pavement

Hence "Uritrottoir".

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Re: UK London restrooms go gender neutral
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2018, 08:11:21 PM »
See the wonderful practical devices they have in France. Or, see what French women have to endure:

They don't provide relief stations for french women.  I guess women with skirts just have to pee on the street.  Women with pants are stuck.

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Re: UK London restrooms go gender neutral
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2018, 09:24:23 PM »
This had them walking between the stalls and the men using the urinals on the opposite wall, but nobody was bothered.

Or, nobody was brave enough to object and tell the ladies to go away.


not sure if it would be brave or foolish to tell a bunch of cross legged french women they couldnt have a pee :)

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Re: UK London restrooms go gender neutral
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2018, 08:17:50 AM »
Unisex toilet facilities have always been commonplace in French cafes and restaurants.
In larger establishments there would be a room with the WC cubicles and washbasins with a screened corner containing urinals while in a small café there would be a single WC cubicle with the washbasin and a discreetly placed urinal in the anteroom.
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Re: UK London restrooms go gender neutral
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2018, 03:54:43 PM »
Yes, it seems to be common in France. IIRC, the toilet facilities beneath the plaza in front of Notre Dame cathedral are approached through a long hallway.  The hall opens into a single long room (as if you were coming up the leg of a letter 'T' to the head) with an attendant's booth at the opening. To the right are the women's stalls, and to the left are the men's stalls and urinals, but it's essentially one room.

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Re: UK London restrooms go gender neutral
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2018, 04:07:40 PM »
There's a lot of fuss about this. For years small restaurants and other premises have had one or two toilets simply marked WC and surprise surprise there's never ever been an issue about this. All this marking with "gender neutral" - people understand the simple WC

Davie  8)

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Re: UK London restrooms go gender neutral
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2018, 08:26:52 PM »
Yea, DAvie. Much to do about nothin'.

A couple of radio stations nixed "Baby it's Cold Outside" because, they say, we are in a "me too" and more sensitive time and concern of encouraging rape! I'm thinking that that there is something afoot more than irresponsible news. Seems the move is Victorian values guised as PC coming from some sick people.

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/05/673770902/baby-it-s-cold-outside-seen-as-sexist-frozen-out-by-radio-stations

I like the video with a woman getting frisky on a reluctant Red Skelton.

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Re: UK London restrooms go gender neutral
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2018, 09:18:30 PM »
Seems the move is Victorian values guised as PC coming from some sick people.
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