Sunday 22 April 2018

First they came for... our toilets?

Unisex toilets
Unisex toilets
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

The news that UCD is to redesignate 170 toilets on campus as 'gender neutral' has been greeted with widespread apathy and a shrug of the shoulders, which is surely a good thing.

After all, most restaurants now seem to use gender neutral toilets, and while I personally blame the awful Ally McBeal for introducing the idea of gender-neutral jacks, we should always look at things through the prism of the risk/benefit analysis.

In other words, some people will benefit psychologically from the new toilet arrangements and there is no real risk to anyone.

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