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  • Writer's pictureanonymous woman

In New York City, a major arts venue changed the signs on its restrooms from 'men' and 'women' to 'All Genders'. However, in smaller print underneath, one sign says 'stalls with urinals' and the other says 'stalls only'. So everyone has to spend a few seconds to do the translation in their mind to figure out which restroom is men vs women. There were several women in the women's room. The door opened and a man peered in. Upon seeing all of us women, he broke into a devilish grin and entered. The opposite would not have been true: If a woman had peered into the 'stalls with urinals' room and seen nothing but men with their pants unzipped, she would not have cheerfully entered. It is not the same thing. The two situations do not mirror each other.


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