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2013-03-25 08:07:29 PM
NEWSFLASH: Rapes in Portland increase by 500%.
 
2013-03-25 08:16:26 PM
Well now, that's a solution in search of a problem!
 
2013-03-25 08:32:52 PM
This should end well.
 
2013-03-25 08:49:17 PM
After al all, this is where it is going
 
2013-03-25 08:52:21 PM
The school has as many as 10 transgender students.

Tommy pierced his ear. Mark him down as "confused."
 
2013-03-25 10:09:21 PM

jehovahs witness protection: NEWSFLASH: Rapes in Portland increase by 500%.


NEWSFLASH: if the only thing that prevents you from raping someone is that they're not in the bathroom stall next to you, then you're the one with the problem.
 
2013-03-25 10:10:49 PM
I predict water usage due to toilet flushes of doody to dramatically drop.
 
2013-03-25 10:11:03 PM

jehovahs witness protection: NEWSFLASH: Rapes in Portland increase by 500%.


Rapes increase because of 6 restrooms? Thats how many rapes per stall?
 
2013-03-25 10:11:12 PM
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Boys have a penis. Girls have a vagina.
 
2013-03-25 10:12:09 PM
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2013-03-25 10:14:31 PM
Something tells me the kids will self segregate.
 
2013-03-25 10:15:40 PM
Somehow, I started school in the 70's and graduated High School in the 80's and, by some amazing luck, manged to do it without gender neutral bathrooms, no score taking soccer, "new math", etc.  We had peanut butter sandwiches, played dodge ball, didn't take anti-bully courses, and by some magic manged to make it through.

This new age silliness is nuts.  Boys go to the boys room, girls go to the girls room, boys try to drill a hole in the girls locker room, etc.  That's the way it was meant to be.  If you're confused about your gender, rub some dirt on it and get back into the game.  And stay off my lawn.
 
2013-03-25 10:18:40 PM
I can see pee on the seats from here.
 
2013-03-25 10:23:12 PM

blustacon: I can see pee on the seats from here.


my thoughts exactly.  I never thought that boys and girls have their own bathroom for privacy, I just assumed it was because the girls would refuse to use the same disgusting bathroom as us guys
 
2013-03-25 10:23:55 PM
Obviously, fear of taking a crap at school is a big enough thing that it has appeared in movies. I wasn't happy about it, and would avoid if at all possible. My kids are the same. I wonder how much worse this will be for kids now.
 
2013-03-25 10:23:59 PM

Theaetetus: jehovahs witness protection: NEWSFLASH: Rapes in Portland increase by 500%.

NEWSFLASH: if the only thing that prevents you from raping someone is that they're not in the bathroom stall next to you, then you're the one with the problem.


Pfft. We all know the girls bare part of the blame here. Going to the bathroom? Jeez.

I have no idea why same sex bathrooms are desirable.
 
2013-03-25 10:24:49 PM

PacificaFitz: blustacon: I can see pee on the seats from here.

my thoughts exactly.  I never thought that boys and girls have their own bathroom for privacy, I just assumed it was because the girls would refuse to use the same disgusting bathroom as us guys


I used to think that until I worked as a custodian in college.

women's bathrooms are fricking nasty.

when was the last time you walked into the men's room to find a used maxi pad stuck on a wall?
 
2013-03-25 10:25:42 PM

PacificaFitz: my thoughts exactly. I never thought that boys and girls have their own bathroom for privacy, I just assumed it was because the girls would refuse to use the same disgusting bathroom as us guys


Have you ever seen a womens bathroom? Makes the dudes room look as clean as an operating theater.
 
2013-03-25 10:26:28 PM

remus: Somehow, I started school in the 70's and graduated High School in the 80's and, by some amazing luck, manged to do it without gender neutral bathrooms, no score taking soccer, "new math", etc.  We had peanut butter sandwiches, played dodge ball, didn't take anti-bully courses, and by some magic manged to make it through.

This new age silliness is nuts.  Boys go to the boys room, girls go to the girls room, boys try to drill a hole in the girls locker room, etc.  That's the way it was meant to be.  If you're confused about your gender, rub some dirt on it and get back into the game.  And stay off my lawn.


Yeah, those days were the best... when confused teenagers put on a fake face to get through school everyday, only to hang themselves in the bathroom before graduation.

Pass the apple pie.
 
2013-03-25 10:26:47 PM

Triumph: The school has as many as 10 transgender students.

Tommy pierced his ear. Mark him down as "confused."


10 transgender students in one school? That seems awfully high.
 
2013-03-25 10:29:56 PM

PacificaFitz: blustacon: I can see pee on the seats from here.

my thoughts exactly.  I never thought that boys and girls have their own bathroom for privacy, I just assumed it was because the girls would refuse to use the same disgusting bathroom as us guys


Studies have shown that Men's bathrooms are generally cleaner. The theory is because men don't wash their bathrooms as often that they tend to be cleaner. Cleaning just spreads germs around rather than eradicates them.
 
2013-03-25 10:33:57 PM
I remember when I was in junior high our male restrooms had stalls with no doors. More, the stall walls came up to about three feet or so. So anyone doing a poo next to you could easily be seen with their pants down. I'm sure the gay kids loved it, but holy crap I only used the handicapped stall for anything.
 
2013-03-25 10:35:04 PM

Omahawg: PacificaFitz: blustacon: I can see pee on the seats from here.

my thoughts exactly.  I never thought that boys and girls have their own bathroom for privacy, I just assumed it was because the girls would refuse to use the same disgusting bathroom as us guys

I used to think that until I worked as a custodian in college.

women's bathrooms are fricking nasty.

when was the last time you walked into the men's room to find a used maxi pad stuck on a wall?


I used to clean the bathrooms at a grocery store I worked at years ago. After awhile I refused to clean the womans bathroom again. They were the most disgusting things I've ever seen. And yeah the bloody maxi-pads and tampons just flung everywhere were the worst. Is it really that hard to put them in the little bin right next to the fn toilet? And seriously ladies when you pick your nose just fling the boogers into the water, not onto the stall walls or door.
 
2013-03-25 10:36:11 PM
"Four student bathrooms and two staff restrooms, all single-stall, were part of the conversion."

They're one-seaters. They will be the most popular bathrooms in the school.

Not as good as single seater handicap bathrooms, but almost.
 
2013-03-25 10:36:54 PM
Wow this is stupid. Why dont they just have one stall locking bathrooms for everyone then. Kids are confused enough already and they are feeding into the im different and getting attention so support me thing at a young age arent they.

You can convince yourself of anything. Especially when your young.
 
2013-03-25 10:38:54 PM
How about we stick with two bathrooms: Cis and genderqueer.

/that'll solve the problem
 
2013-03-25 10:39:25 PM

octopied: Triumph: The school has as many as 10 transgender students.

Tommy pierced his ear. Mark him down as "confused."

10 transgender students in one school? That seems awfully high.


I had two transgendered friends in the grade below me in highschool and knew two or three more and that was 10 years ago at a not insanely huge school. So 10 seems reasonable for a major school in a largish city.
 
2013-03-25 10:40:05 PM
Can we do this for ALL bathrooms now! Please?
 
2013-03-25 10:40:18 PM
my thoughts exactly.  I never thought that boys and girls have their own bathroom for privacy, I just assumed it was because the girls would refuse to use the same disgusting bathroom as us guys

I used to think that until I worked as a custodian in college.
women's bathrooms are fricking nasty.
when was the last time you walked into the men's room to find a used maxi pad stuck on a wall?


This. Women can be farking disgusting. They will still find a way to pee on the seat - by not sitting because gross, a toilet seat - and then leave it for the next person. If you're lucky, it's yellow. I've seen shiat on the walls, urine on the floors. I don't understand.

/Enjoy your dinner.
 
2013-03-25 10:41:02 PM
FTFA:  Others, while supporting the change, also worry that equating single-stall unisex restrooms with the transgender population can be stigmatizing. Jenn Burleton, the executive director of TransActive, said most transgender students simply want to use the restroom of their identified gender.

Two things here...  You are not an island.  You can't go use the other gender (multi-stall) bathroom simply because you want to.  There are other people to consider.  If I were a teenage girl, I wouldn't want a guy in my bathroom, regardless of how he felt about his gender.  At least these are single stall bathrooms, not 'general seating'.

Additional rant here about the quality of actual American edumacation in general.  Goddamit, teach them the grammarz & shiat.  Also, make them pull up their damn pants and put the hats on right-ways front.

\Lawn, etc.  I know, I know.
 
2013-03-25 10:44:32 PM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: PacificaFitz: my thoughts exactly. I never thought that boys and girls have their own bathroom for privacy, I just assumed it was because the girls would refuse to use the same disgusting bathroom as us guys

Have you ever seen a womens bathroom? Makes the dudes room look as clean as an operating theater.


There's a storefront Pizza Hut I go to sometimes that has two single-occupancy unsegregated bathrooms (obviously the thought was that since only one person at a time can use them, there's really no point in assigning them to specific genders).  One time I went into use them and saw a used pad sitting on the porcelain of the bowl above the waterline.  There was a plume of red leaking from it.

I spun on my heel and used the other one.

/surprised I was still hungry after that
 
2013-03-25 10:45:01 PM
Can't we just call them toilets? Nobody bathes in these rooms at school.
 
2013-03-25 10:46:57 PM

slauer: my thoughts exactly.  I never thought that boys and girls have their own bathroom for privacy, I just assumed it was because the girls would refuse to use the same disgusting bathroom as us guys

I used to think that until I worked as a custodian in college.
women's bathrooms are fricking nasty.
when was the last time you walked into the men's room to find a used maxi pad stuck on a wall?

This. Women can be farking disgusting. They will still find a way to pee on the seat - by not sitting because gross, a toilet seat - and then leave it for the next person. If you're lucky, it's yellow. I've seen shiat on the walls, urine on the floors. I don't understand.

/Enjoy your dinner.


Well, it's not like they can aim.

/friend of mine called it Hover & Spray, or something
 
2013-03-25 10:47:09 PM
25.media.tumblr.com

/approves
 
2013-03-25 10:47:25 PM
I'm confused about the whole hoopla over them being gender neutral. They're locking bathrooms. They only fit one person (aside from a quick fling). They're just frigging bathrooms, they're not male, female, or gender-neutral anymore than your home bathrooms are. Anyone can use them, and everyone will, which is more efficient than artificially dividing a scare resource. Basic farking economics.

I friggen hate bars that separate single-stall bathrooms into sexes. Everyone gets really uncomfortable when there's a long line for theirs and no one in the other. If I really really gotta piss I'll hit it, but I'm farked if I'm trying to impress someone who gives me a dirty look for it.
 
2013-03-25 10:48:23 PM
In before comparisons of gender-segregated bathrooms to the Jim Crow South...
 
2013-03-25 10:53:02 PM

foxyshadis: I'm confused about the whole hoopla over them being gender neutral. They're locking bathrooms. They only fit one person (aside from a quick fling). They're just frigging bathrooms, they're not male, female, or gender-neutral anymore than your home bathrooms are. Anyone can use them, and everyone will, which is more efficient than artificially dividing a scare resource. Basic farking economics.

I friggen hate bars that separate single-stall bathrooms into sexes. Everyone gets really uncomfortable when there's a long line for theirs and no one in the other. If I really really gotta piss I'll hit it, but I'm farked if I'm trying to impress someone who gives me a dirty look for it.


I like you!
 
2013-03-25 10:56:58 PM
Non-story. All they did was remove gender designation signs and ensure they were lockable single-person bathrooms.
 
2013-03-25 10:57:31 PM

PacificaFitz: blustacon: I can see pee on the seats from here.

my thoughts exactly.  I never thought that boys and girls have their own bathroom for privacy, I just assumed it was because the girls would refuse to use the same disgusting bathroom as us guys


Apparently, you have never been in a woman's bathroom.

We were in Barnes & Noble the other day, and I went to the bathroom.  It was horrifying.  I cleaned as best as I could to make it useable, and met back up with my boyfriend who was talking to the cashier about the DVD he was buying.  He said to me, "damn, you looked like you wanted to kill her, nice green eyes" and I said, "seriously, no.  I was still traumatized and trying to figure out how there was not only pee on the toilet seat and the floor, but on the WALLS of the bathroom.  There. Was. Pee. On. The. Walls.  Unless cashier chick did it, I had no thoughts of her whatsoever."  I still have no idea how that all happened, because as he said, "you chicks don't even have the equipment to do that."  Me: "YES I KNOW. THAT IS WHY I AM TRAUMATIZED."

While I am sure not all of us are (because I know I am not) most women are DISGUSTINGLY FILTHY in public bathrooms.
 
2013-03-25 10:57:57 PM
What's going on in here? i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-25 11:00:24 PM
Why is this an issue? If you have a pecker you use one room if you have a vajayjay you use the other. The whole issue is stupid.
 
2013-03-25 11:02:12 PM
Like usual, I'm kind of ahead of the game.  I've had a gender neutral bathroom in my home for years now.  I go through a laborious process to ensure that all colors are non-gender specific, that no cosmetic or hygiene product is marketed directly towards either sex, and that all products are unscented or use scents not associated with masculinity or femininity. My deodorant is strong enough for a man, but pH balanced halfway between what a man needs and what a woman needs.  I avoid any product that contains endocrine disruptive or estrogen analogs.  The toilet seat remains down at all times with a sign above that reads "If you sprinkle when you tinkle be a sweetie wipe the seatie".  And I keep the temperature at just the right point where any man would be to hot and any woman would be too cold.
 
2013-03-25 11:03:34 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-25 11:10:51 PM
Ohh man, what happens if you are over 18 and go into one of these to pee, and a child sees you,
Welcome to the Sex Offender list
 
2013-03-25 11:12:58 PM
This will truly prepare kids for the real world.
 
2013-03-25 11:13:26 PM

serpent_sky: PacificaFitz: blustacon: I can see pee on the seats from here.

my thoughts exactly.  I never thought that boys and girls have their own bathroom for privacy, I just assumed it was because the girls would refuse to use the same disgusting bathroom as us guys

Apparently, you have never been in a woman's bathroom.

We were in Barnes & Noble the other day, and I went to the bathroom.  It was horrifying.  I cleaned as best as I could to make it useable, and met back up with my boyfriend who was talking to the cashier about the DVD he was buying.  He said to me, "damn, you looked like you wanted to kill her, nice green eyes" and I said, "seriously, no.  I was still traumatized and trying to figure out how there was not only pee on the toilet seat and the floor, but on the WALLS of the bathroom.  There. Was. Pee. On. The. Walls.  Unless cashier chick did it, I had no thoughts of her whatsoever."  I still have no idea how that all happened, because as he said, "you chicks don't even have the equipment to do that."  Me: "YES I KNOW. THAT IS WHY I AM TRAUMATIZED."

While I am sure not all of us are (because I know I am not) most women are DISGUSTINGLY FILTHY in public bathrooms.


Wait until you see a Mexican portajon. Then you will have seen horror. The memories do not fade.
 
2013-03-25 11:20:40 PM

cyberspacedout: Can't we just call them toilets? Nobody bathes in these rooms at school.


Well, except for the inner-city maybe.  If the water is running on any particular day.
 
2013-03-25 11:26:05 PM

Triumph: The school has as many as 10 transgender students.

Tommy pierced his ear. Mark him down as "confused."


FTA:  Portland's largest public high school has reclassified six bathrooms as unisex

Ten students, six bathrooms. They obviously have way too much fiber in their diet.
 
2013-03-25 11:27:06 PM

dave2198: remus: Somehow, I started school in the 70's and graduated High School in the 80's and, by some amazing luck, manged to do it without gender neutral bathrooms, no score taking soccer, "new math", etc.  We had peanut butter sandwiches, played dodge ball, didn't take anti-bully courses, and by some magic manged to make it through.

This new age silliness is nuts.  Boys go to the boys room, girls go to the girls room, boys try to drill a hole in the girls locker room, etc.  That's the way it was meant to be.  If you're confused about your gender, rub some dirt on it and get back into the game.  And stay off my lawn.

Yeah, those days were the best... when confused teenagers put on a fake face to get through school everyday, only to hang themselves in the bathroom before graduation.

Pass the apple pie.


That's why we walked uphill both ways in the snow. Leaves you too tired to fool around with a rope. Not to mention lack of school shootings. Too much effort to lug around the extra weight of weapons and ammo.
 
2013-03-25 11:27:50 PM
When the first video of the prom queen having horrific taco shiats hits the internets they will change back instantly.
 
2013-03-25 11:30:55 PM

Theaetetus: jehovahs witness protection: NEWSFLASH: Rapes in Portland increase by 500%.

NEWSFLASH: if the only thing that prevents you from raping someone is that they're not in the bathroom stall next to you, then you're the one with the problem.


No shiat dumbass.
 
2013-03-25 11:39:51 PM
Transgender Grant High School student Scott Morrison says he stopped drinking water at one point so he wouldn't have to choose between gender-specific bathrooms.

Probably should be staying at home and getting home schooled if your issues are that severe in the first place.
 
2013-03-25 11:50:10 PM
Many (most?) bathrooms in European companies are just that, bathrooms (toilets).  They are gender-neutral and there is no problem with safety or privacy.  The common area is a large bathroom with counters and sinks and it is surrounded with private (PRIVATE) toilet rooms.  I mean they are complete rooms with doors that close and lock and not the stupid stalls we have here where there is a 16" gap from the floor to the privacy  wall.  They are really private closeable, lockable rooms with a toilet or a hole in the ground but there are no "I see your underwear around your ankles" gaps.

I actually had a kid try to reach under the stall wall at an airport loo and steal my wallet, I almost (or maybe did) break his wrist/elbow, I was pissed but realized he was just a kid and let go, he ran like h3ll.

To continue, I had to use a stool in an Australian park where the walls went to the ground but the tops were only about 5 ft high.  Their normal bathrooms were European but these park loos were a different experience.  I was sitting and two young female things walked by and said hi.  I said hi back and tried to get the log rolling again, took a while but happened (I know too much).

Ah America, so wonderful, so weird.
 
2013-03-25 11:57:15 PM

Intoxoman: serpent_sky: PacificaFitz: blustacon: I can see pee on the seats from here.

my thoughts exactly.  I never thought that boys and girls have their own bathroom for privacy, I just assumed it was because the girls would refuse to use the same disgusting bathroom as us guys

Apparently, you have never been in a woman's bathroom.

We were in Barnes & Noble the other day, and I went to the bathroom.  It was horrifying.  I cleaned as best as I could to make it useable, and met back up with my boyfriend who was talking to the cashier about the DVD he was buying.  He said to me, "damn, you looked like you wanted to kill her, nice green eyes" and I said, "seriously, no.  I was still traumatized and trying to figure out how there was not only pee on the toilet seat and the floor, but on the WALLS of the bathroom.  There. Was. Pee. On. The. Walls.  Unless cashier chick did it, I had no thoughts of her whatsoever."  I still have no idea how that all happened, because as he said, "you chicks don't even have the equipment to do that."  Me: "YES I KNOW. THAT IS WHY I AM TRAUMATIZED."

While I am sure not all of us are (because I know I am not) most women are DISGUSTINGLY FILTHY in public bathrooms.

Wait until you see a Mexican portajon. Then you will have seen horror. The memories do not fade.


I was in Tanzania and a lot of their public restrooms look like this:

1.bp.blogspot.com

God help you if you need to take a dump.
 
2013-03-26 12:04:57 AM

dave2198: Yeah, those days were the best... when confused teenagers put on a fake face to get through school everyday, only to hang themselves in the bathroom before graduation.


As this whole new-age shiny happy participation trend has grown (from 2000 on) suicide rates among kids has steadily increased.

I really don't see how the way kids are growing up today prepares them for the real world.  One of the few things that I learned from a sports coach growing up was there are two things that sports help prepare you for in life:  Winning and losing.  To be successful at life you need to know how win with grace and lose with dignity, because over the course of your life you will do plenty of both.

//Even kids realize how much of a joke some of this stuff is.  Ask any 3rd grader that just finished a soccer game.  They might not know the exact score, but they will know if they won or lost.
 
2013-03-26 01:05:19 AM
OK OK maybe "only a few kids left behind" ?

Srsly.  Dress it up like a boy or girl, and stick to it.
 
2013-03-26 01:22:20 AM

mjbok: dave2198: Yeah, those days were the best... when confused teenagers put on a fake face to get through school everyday, only to hang themselves in the bathroom before graduation.

As this whole new-age shiny happy participation trend has grown (from 2000 on) suicide rates among kids has steadily increased.

I really don't see how the way kids are growing up today prepares them for the real world.  One of the few things that I learned from a sports coach growing up was there are two things that sports help prepare you for in life:  Winning and losing.  To be successful at life you need to know how win with grace and lose with dignity, because over the course of your life you will do plenty of both.

//Even kids realize how much of a joke some of this stuff is.  Ask any 3rd grader that just finished a soccer game.  They might not know the exact score, but they will know if they won or lost.


Heck yah.  Back in the day, we just dealt with it.  No crying about it.  We didn't have a single suicide my entire school career.  We won or lost sports game and the winners shook hands with the losers and said 'good game'.   When the winners got a trophy, the other team was expected to stick around to watch and clap.  It hurt like hell, but you saw what you wanted and worked to get better.
 
2013-03-26 01:27:34 AM
O wow. Americans and their horror of unisex toilets.
 
2013-03-26 01:33:02 AM

PacificaFitz: I just assumed it was because the girls would refuse to use the same disgusting bathroom as us guys


I'm sure you've seen similar anecdotes, but it's usually the Women's restrooms that are the...craziest.
 
2013-03-26 02:48:51 AM
Shouldn't the real story be that we're still wasting resources by implementing gender discrimination in public building design? Why are we still building gender-specific bathrooms in the first place? We outlawed discrimination by race in schools like 60 years ago; how is "separate but equal" still valid for gender?
 
2013-03-26 04:24:26 AM
No urinals? Good luck ever finding a free toilet, guys
 
2013-03-26 05:33:03 AM
NEWSFLASH: Portland highschooler goes on killing spree after being dubbed Stevie Small Sack by all the girls in his class. If you'll recall this is the same highschool where just two weeks ago a 15 year old female student, Debbie Diarrhea, also went on a killing spree.
 
2013-03-26 05:39:14 AM
FTA - Others, while supporting the change, also worry that equating single-stall unisex restrooms with the transgender population can be stigmatizing. Jenn Burleton, the executive director of TransActive, said most transgender students simply want to use the restroom of their identified gender.


Sooo... they still aren't satisfied?
 
2013-03-26 05:39:30 AM

PacificaFitz: blustacon: I can see pee on the seats from here.

my thoughts exactly.  I never thought that boys and girls have their own bathroom for privacy, I just assumed it was because the girls would refuse to use the same disgusting bathroom as us guys


Yeah my highschool self would have just been as disgusting as possible to the seats. Or I can see the helpless girl in a stall getting the old fart spray treatment, or worse in the age of camera phones
 
2013-03-26 06:20:03 AM

remus: mjbok: dave2198: Yeah, those days were the best... when confused teenagers put on a fake face to get through school everyday, only to hang themselves in the bathroom before graduation.

As this whole new-age shiny happy participation trend has grown (from 2000 on) suicide rates among kids has steadily increased.

I really don't see how the way kids are growing up today prepares them for the real world.  One of the few things that I learned from a sports coach growing up was there are two things that sports help prepare you for in life:  Winning and losing.  To be successful at life you need to know how win with grace and lose with dignity, because over the course of your life you will do plenty of both.

//Even kids realize how much of a joke some of this stuff is.  Ask any 3rd grader that just finished a soccer game.  They might not know the exact score, but they will know if they won or lost.

Heck yah.  Back in the day, we just dealt with it.  No crying about it.  We didn't have a single suicide my entire school career.  We won or lost sports game and the winners shook hands with the losers and said 'good game'.   When the winners got a trophy, the other team was expected to stick around to watch and clap.  It hurt like hell, but you saw what you wanted and worked to get better.


Yes, I'm sure today's youth suicide rate is entirely caused by an inability to lose soccer games gracefully. It couldn't have anything to do with increasingly vicious bullies gaining constant access to their victims via smartphones and internet, or the growing number of emotionally distant and fragmented families, or the pressure to prepare for university beginning in elementary school to avoid being labelled failures by parents who demand their little boy/or girl graduates top of their class and goes to Harvard so they can earn their love.
 
2013-03-26 07:09:04 AM

Metalithic: Yes, I'm sure today's youth suicide rate is entirely caused by an inability to lose soccer games gracefully. It couldn't have anything to do with increasingly vicious bullies gaining constant access to their victims via smartphones and internet, or the growing number of emotionally distant and fragmented families, or the pressure to prepare for university beginning in elementary school to avoid being labelled failures by parents who demand their little boy/or girl graduates top of their class and goes to Harvard so they can earn their love.


Sounds like we need to tell the kids how much harder they have it today then show some videos in school about cutting and how much attention you can get by doing it.

also sounds like you're projecting, lean back on this couch and tell me about your parents.
 
2013-03-26 07:17:52 AM

worthlessjuan: Many (most?) bathrooms in European companies are just that, bathrooms (toilets).  They are gender-neutral and there is no problem with safety or privacy.  The common area is a large bathroom with counters and sinks and it is surrounded with private (PRIVATE) toilet rooms.  I mean they are complete rooms with doors that close and lock and not the stupid stalls we have here where there is a 16" gap from the floor to the privacy  wall.  They are really private closeable, lockable rooms with a toilet or a hole in the ground but there are no "I see your underwear around your ankles" gaps.

I actually had a kid try to reach under the stall wall at an airport loo and steal my wallet, I almost (or maybe did) break his wrist/elbow, I was pissed but realized he was just a kid and let go, he ran like h3ll.

To continue, I had to use a stool in an Australian park where the walls went to the ground but the tops were only about 5 ft high.  Their normal bathrooms were European but these park loos were a different experience.  I was sitting and two young female things walked by and said hi.  I said hi back and tried to get the log rolling again, took a while but happened (I know too much).

Ah America, so wonderful, so weird.


Danish friend just coming out of the bathroom with a disgusted look on his face:
"What is wrong with people here?! Why would you design a toilet like that?! In Denmark all toilets stalls are fully enclosed, not like here! I don't want to listen to somebody else farting and grunting!!"


Seriously though, how much extra would it cost for those few inches of board on the bottom and the top?
 
2013-03-26 07:31:58 AM

worthlessjuan: Many (most?) bathrooms in European companies are just that, bathrooms (toilets).  They are gender-neutral and there is no problem with safety or privacy.  The common area is a large bathroom with counters and sinks and it is surrounded with private (PRIVATE) toilet rooms.  I mean they are complete rooms with doors that close and lock and not the stupid stalls we have here where there is a 16" gap from the floor to the privacy  wall.  They are really private closeable, lockable rooms with a toilet or a hole in the ground but there are no "I see your underwear around your ankles" gaps.

I actually had a kid try to reach under the stall wall at an airport loo and steal my wallet, I almost (or maybe did) break his wrist/elbow, I was pissed but realized he was just a kid and let go, he ran like h3ll.

To continue, I had to use a stool in an Australian park where the walls went to the ground but the tops were only about 5 ft high.  Their normal bathrooms were European but these park loos were a different experience.  I was sitting and two young female things walked by and said hi.  I said hi back and tried to get the log rolling again, took a while but happened (I know too much).

Ah America, so wonderful, so weird.


/csb
 
2013-03-26 07:50:04 AM
So, there are some people who might feel uncomfortable using a certain bathroom. Just wait until they are seen coming and going from the "different" bathroom. How comfortable is that going to be?
 
2013-03-26 08:05:10 AM
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2013-03-26 08:51:18 AM

pedobearapproved: Metalithic: Yes, I'm sure today's youth suicide rate is entirely caused by an inability to lose soccer games gracefully. It couldn't have anything to do with increasingly vicious bullies gaining constant access to their victims via smartphones and internet, or the growing number of emotionally distant and fragmented families, or the pressure to prepare for university beginning in elementary school to avoid being labelled failures by parents who demand their little boy/or girl graduates top of their class and goes to Harvard so they can earn their love.

Sounds like we need to tell the kids how much harder they have it today then show some videos in school about cutting and how much attention you can get by doing it.

also sounds like you're projecting, lean back on this couch and tell me about your parents.


You really missed the point, didn't you? You also seem to assume I'm of the same generation as the youths you are talking about, which I find amusing. Erroneous assumptions aside, your logic appears to be that children and teens today are harming and killing themselves essentially because they are being given too much assistance or are emotionally weak. If that is really what you are suggesting, I recommend you do a little research into the issues surrounding youth suicide. If you glance at any medical, sociological or psychological journal you will realize that the problem is a little more complex than you imagine, and that suicide is statistically strongly correlated with familial neglect, abuse, peer bullying and other life stressors. Somehow your response makes me doubt you are interested in the scientific perspective, though I could be wrong.
 
2013-03-26 08:53:11 AM
Ya know what?  Don't bother.  As we see by the end of TFA, they did it wrong and the trans community is still upset.

We are all damaged goods in some way but you pull up your pants or skirt and sally forth.
 
2013-03-26 09:06:02 AM

remus: Somehow, I started school in the 70's and graduated High School in the 80's and, by some amazing luck, manged to do it without gender neutral bathrooms, no score taking soccer, "new math", etc.  We had peanut butter sandwiches, played dodge ball, didn't take anti-bully courses, and by some magic manged to make it through.

This new age silliness is nuts.  Boys go to the boys room, girls go to the girls room, boys try to drill a hole in the girls locker room, etc.  That's the way it was meant to be.  If you're confused about your gender, rub some dirt on it and get back into the game.  And stay off my lawn.


Click Like in 3 seconds or you hate your grandparents.
 
2013-03-26 10:00:14 AM

maram500: I remember when I was in junior high our male restrooms had stalls with no doors. More, the stall walls came up to about three feet or so. So anyone doing a poo next to you could easily be seen with their pants down. I'm sure the gay kids loved it, but holy crap I only used the handicapped stall for anything.


Perhaps the German gay kids... But, I rather suspect most people, gay or straight, aren't exactly turned on by the sight of someone taking a dump...
 
2013-03-26 11:21:17 AM
It's on purpose
 
2013-03-26 12:34:31 PM

Metalithic: remus: mjbok: dave2198: Yeah, those days were the best... when confused teenagers put on a fake face to get through school everyday, only to hang themselves in the bathroom before graduation.

As this whole new-age shiny happy participation trend has grown (from 2000 on) suicide rates among kids has steadily increased.

I really don't see how the way kids are growing up today prepares them for the real world.  One of the few things that I learned from a sports coach growing up was there are two things that sports help prepare you for in life:  Winning and losing.  To be successful at life you need to know how win with grace and lose with dignity, because over the course of your life you will do plenty of both.

//Even kids realize how much of a joke some of this stuff is.  Ask any 3rd grader that just finished a soccer game.  They might not know the exact score, but they will know if they won or lost.

Heck yah.  Back in the day, we just dealt with it.  No crying about it.  We didn't have a single suicide my entire school career.  We won or lost sports game and the winners shook hands with the losers and said 'good game'.   When the winners got a trophy, the other team was expected to stick around to watch and clap.  It hurt like hell, but you saw what you wanted and worked to get better.

Yes, I'm sure today's youth suicide rate is entirely caused by an inability to lose soccer games gracefully. It couldn't have anything to do with increasingly vicious bullies gaining constant access to their victims via smartphones and internet, or the growing number of emotionally distant and fragmented families, or the pressure to prepare for university beginning in elementary school to avoid being labelled failures by parents who demand their little boy/or girl graduates top of their class and goes to Harvard so they can earn their love.


If you think bullies are worse today you're crazy. Yes they can bully on social media, but would you rather have someone call you a name on Facebook or stick your head in the toilet?

You're making the association of social media bullying with increased suicide rates. I counter with it is more due to the coddling of kids who don't learn to deal with failure and disappointment.
 
2013-03-26 01:26:41 PM
Gender neutral bathrooms always made more sense to me anyway. Toilets work equally well for men and women.
 
2013-03-26 10:53:12 PM

CokeBear: imokwiththis.jpg




Well, ur a moron
 
2013-03-27 12:38:54 AM

mjbok: new-age shiny happy participation trend


I'm not sure what this has to do with sex-neutral restrooms for kids confused about who they are.  Different issue...
 
2013-03-27 12:33:12 PM

dave2198: mjbok: new-age shiny happy participation trend

I'm not sure what this has to do with sex-neutral restrooms for kids confused about who they are.  Different issue...


You said things were worse back then. I was merely pointing out that with all these changes suicide rates had gone up.
 
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