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Sign reads:
"In spirit of all families matter, this has been identified as a
GENDER NEUTRAL RESTROOM
Why? For gender-nonconforming individuals, just walking through the door of a public restroom can be stressful. Everyone should have the rights to use a restroom without fear of discrimination. Unisex restrooms are no more dangerous than gender-segregated bathrooms nor do they exclude any one person based on their identity of appearance.
Want to learn more? Visit the LGBT Center of Raleigh or Gender Education Tents.”

Sign reads:

"In spirit of all families matter, this has been identified as a

GENDER NEUTRAL RESTROOM

Why? For gender-nonconforming individuals, just walking through the door of a public restroom can be stressful. Everyone should have the rights to use a restroom without fear of discrimination. Unisex restrooms are no more dangerous than gender-segregated bathrooms nor do they exclude any one person based on their identity of appearance.

Want to learn more? Visit the LGBT Center of Raleigh or Gender Education Tents.”

(Source: adamrichins, via theartoftransliness)

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fuckyeahftmsofcolor:

It Gets Messy in Here

This is a trailer from my 30-minute film. This short doc challenges gender assumptions and gender identities of all kinds by delving into the bathroom experiences of masculine identified queer women and transgendered men of color, featuring performance artist D’Lo, Alice Y. Hom, Prentis Hemphil, Megan Benton, Dr. C. RIley Snorton, Jun-Fung Chueh-Mejia, jay-Marie Hill, and Che.

(via bbh’s facebook)

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pansexualpride:

sugarysalvation:

Guest Post: Go Where? Sex, Gender, and Toilets » Sociological Images
A really cool article featuring many different restroom signs.


The article isn’t only about signs: it shows how “washroom signs are very telling of the way societies construct  gender.  They identify the male as the universal and the female as the   variation. They express expectations of gender performance. And they   conflate gender with sex.”
It’s a really good insight into how public restrooms (and their signs) reflect so many gross assumptions around gender, sex and sexuality:
"The  segregation of washrooms is based on an assumption of  heterosexuality,  predatory in men and passive and vulnerable in women;  the association of  sexuality with sex, and the conflation of sex and  gender. In other  words, it is nonsensical."

pansexualpride:

sugarysalvation:

Guest Post: Go Where? Sex, Gender, and Toilets » Sociological Images

A really cool article featuring many different restroom signs.

The article isn’t only about signs: it shows how “washroom signs are very telling of the way societies construct gender. They identify the male as the universal and the female as the variation. They express expectations of gender performance. And they conflate gender with sex.

It’s a really good insight into how public restrooms (and their signs) reflect so many gross assumptions around gender, sex and sexuality:

"The segregation of washrooms is based on an assumption of heterosexuality, predatory in men and passive and vulnerable in women; the association of sexuality with sex, and the conflation of sex and gender. In other words, it is nonsensical."

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