There should always be a safe place to do your business. Whether it be No. 1 or 2, everybody has the right to feel safe when they’re relieving themselves. We currently only have a couple of places where anybody can feel safe and they are viewed as “family restrooms.”
What we need are bathrooms that are truly genderless and safe for everybody. At least one in each building would sufficient in making the campus feel safer for those who don’t.
Many of us take for granted the fact that we can alleviate ourselves without the feeling that you don’t belong in one or the other.
We may not know how many people are afflicted with this fear but even though they may be a silent minority, they have a voice that deserves to be heard. We need to start listening to those voices and work on making our campus and maybe in the future other places safer for everyone both in the shadows and in the sunlight.
Let’s get together and bring our campus closer together by starting with changing restrooms from only male and female to male, female and gender neutral.
– A concerned student.
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