When we need to relieve ourselves, getting in and out of any bathroom is a quick chore. Incidences of crime are few and far between, and the few perpetrators are most often men. It’s the children, women and gender-variant people who are most at risk.
So instead of strictly “men” and “women” bathrooms, what if we redesignated the two choices to “men” and “anybody else” — aka “family” — with baby diaper changing tables, private urinals and gentility all around? And by the way, it is not uncommon in Europe and elsewhere that everyone uses common bathrooms.
— Holly Boswell
Gender-transcendent person at risk
Co-founder of Asheville’s first transgender support group in 1986