Writings: Bathrooms By Size – How Architecture Can Solve Problems

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Published: The Huffington Post

In this animated video Op-Ed, Esther Sperber shares her thoughts on how architecture can solve problems, namely the transgender bathroom wars. The idea came about as a response to the passing of House Bill 2 in North Carolina, which effectively banned those who identify as transgender from using public restrooms that were labeled for use by a specific gender.

Her proposal is to change the way bathrooms are labeled. Instead of being distinguished by gender, bathrooms should be labeled by size. Not only would this be more appropriate for those who don’t identify as either male or female, it would also improve issues such as long wait lines often seen outside of women’s restrooms.

Read the full article on The Huffington Post, and watch the video below.

By: Curtis Wong

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