Back in 2017, Kassy Dillon noticed something at Hampshire College that we’d never seen before; instead of having signs that said “Men’s Restroom” and “Women’s Restroom,” the college had replaced them with “Restroom with Urinals” and “Restroom without Urinals” to accommodate the transgender community.
Apparently Portland doesn’t think a change in signage is enough to accommodate all genders and is spending $195 million (we keep checking that number to see if we’re misreading it) to remodel the Portland Municipal Building to retrofit all of the restrooms, and part of the plan is to ban urinals from the building.
The newly remodeled Portland Building has banned all urinals in an effort to "remove arbitrary barriers in our community."
The total remodeling cost taxpayers a whopping $195 million. https://t.co/76ub6MHhmV
— MRCTV.org (@mrctv) October 1, 2019
In an email to employees last February, Chief Administrative Officer Tom Rinehart wrote:
“We will continue to have gender-specific (male and female) multi-stall restrooms that are readily available to any employee that prefers to use one. But, there will be no urinals in any restroom in the building. This will give us the flexibility we need for any future changes in signage.”
The city has redesigned all the bathrooms to be gender neutral — which means urinals are banned even in the men’s room.
Here’s the plan:
The building’s 1st, 3rd and 15th floors will have large multi-stall bathrooms that men and women will use together.
Other floors will have separate men’s and women’s bathrooms.
But every floor will have at least one any gender bathroom.
Overall there will be 42 “all-user stalls” as the city calls them and 104 gender-specific stalls.
Seems like a lot of money to spend so you have “flexibility” for any future changes in signage.
Didn't think the leftist BS could get any dumber but here we are.
— Lexi (@penngirl72) October 1, 2019
— Lightfoot (@1964lightfoot) September 21, 2019
— Mr.HoldMyBlunt (@seattlelovrone) September 21, 2019
Years from now we will be telling the new generations about the good old days with separate gender bathrooms and no lines on the men’s side.
— mike gooding (@mikegooding14) September 21, 2019
Banning efficiency… sounds like a government thing to do. Less water, less space, faster, so yeah ban them
— Chris G (@cdorf17) September 22, 2019
Awesome! Way to fight the patriarchy. Urinal cakes were racist anyway.
— Holland (@jdawgholland) September 22, 2019
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