Table of Contents:. Most people have a quiet, nodding appreciation for bathrooms and bathroom fixtures. Realistically, our questions are probably the same as your questions. We just ask them much more frequently and are a bit more eager about learning the answers.
The queue for women's toilets is a feminist issue | Lezlie Lowe | Opinion | The Guardian
The queue for women's toilets is a feminist issue
Faced with a long restroom line that spiraled up and around a circular stairwell at a recent museum visit, I opted not to wait. Why do we put up with this? This is frustrating, uncomfortable, and, in some circumstances, humiliating. But that has hardly made a dent in many of our oldest and most used public spaces. This is especially true in powerful institutions, such as schools and government complexes, where old buildings, and their gendered legacies, dominate.
One of the most pervasive and common forms of gender discrimination experienced daily by girls and women around the world is their inadequate access to private toilets, according to a new paper by researchers at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues at the International Rescue Committee. Despite the rise of advocacy and research efforts, they write, far too little has been done globally to improve the actual design, guidelines, and placement of toilets for girls and women. The paper is published online in a special issue on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Humanitarian Contexts in the open-access journal Water. Girls and women have unique sanitation needs as compared to men. About one-quarter of all adult women globally are menstruating at any given time.