The debate on gender-neutral bathrooms is not new in the United States, and it seems like the argument is not about to end any time soon. People are still not sure how we should deal with this bathroom situation.
According to some, gender-neutral bathrooms are uncomfortable to use, but to others, they represent an important social milestone by offering inclusivity to everyone.
Therefore, reactions were quite strong after a Twitter user shared her controversial opinion about a recent experience she had in a gender-neutral bathroom.
Opinions were split about the issue she discussed, and that was to be expected.
According to the woman, she was in the bathroom stall when two guys walked in. She was heading out when one of the men started using the bathroom, and that was apparently an issue for her because it made her uncomfortable and ‘violated.’
Here’s her story:
The Woman Complained About The Man In A Gender Neutral Bathroom
Not Everyone Shared Her Opinion, However
Still, Some People Supported Her Opinions
These days, gender-specific bathrooms are considered the norm. However, that has not always been the case.
Gender-specific bathrooms were actually introduced about 300 years ago in Paris. That was in the year 1739.
In the United States, these bathrooms became a thing in the 1800s after the law saying that women should stay away from public places and focus on the home was abolished.
Some People Felt The Woman Did Not Get What Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Were All About
The thing about gender-neutral bathrooms is that they offer the same rights to gender-conforming and non-gender-conforming people. Non-binary people and trans people find them safer as they are more inclusive.
Families with kids also find them safer, as parents of any gender can accompany their kids as they use the bathrooms.
Additionally, these bathrooms also enhance safety for disabled people who often rely on the assistance of people from other genders.
What do you think about this debate? Was the woman right to complain about how the man used the gender-neutral bathroom?