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    If men can go in ladies dunnies with their daughters, and women can go in men's dunnies with their sons, then why do we have gender specific toilets? What is the point? Confused...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    If men can go in ladies dunnies with their daughters, and women can go in men's dunnies with their sons, then why do we have gender specific toilets? What is the point? Confused...
    I have never seen this. I have seen mums sending sons into men's toilets. I have seen fathers sending their daughters into the woman's toilets. I have never seen a mother or father accompanying their child into the gender specific toilet of the child. Ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpeamummy View Post
    I have never seen this. I have seen mums sending sons into men's toilets. I have seen fathers sending their daughters into the woman's toilets. I have never seen a mother or father accompanying their child into the gender specific toilet of the child. Ever.
    I think that's really the point Vic is making

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    I agree with Vic Park. I think there should be non gender specific toilets. But I have never seen an adult take their child into the opposite toilet than the adults gender. Has anyone encountered this? Has anyone or their partner ever do this?

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    I grew up with two disabled sisters and my best friend is disabled and I am a staunch protector and supporter of disabled rights. My sisters have been dead 20+ yrs but I'll still give an abled bodied person in a disabled park (with no permit visible) or using the disabled toilet out of laziness a polite piece of my mind.

    But if I'm out with my two kids (one of each) or with the pram I will use the disabled toilets (which quite frankly are often in a worse state than any men's or women's toilet you can imagine!). It's not about jumping queues but if there is absolutely no one around I just don't see a problem provided there is no parent room around. Not to mention more often than not the change table is in there.

    My DH said snowballs as well about him taking dd to the ladies and quite honestly I wouldn't go into the men's with DS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpeamummy View Post
    I have never seen this. I have seen mums sending sons into men's toilets. I have seen fathers sending their daughters into the woman's toilets. I have never seen a mother or father accompanying their child into the gender specific toilet of the child. Ever.
    I'm not saying this happens.. Just that some are saying it's ok if it does. Parents can take their child in the opposite sex toilet as long as it's a girl weeing in the girls toilet and a boy weeing in the boys toilet it's ok (by some).

    So this for me thinking, why do we have gender specific toilets? Is it because women feel intimidated and threatened when they are around strange men's ding dongs? When they have to drop their dacks around strange men (even if there is a wall in between, it's pretty close proximity).

    If the intimidation factor is the real reason then by that logic it's not ok for a male parent to go in the women's dunny with his daughter...

    When I was in Europe I went to a club (can't remember which country it was a while back and a few drinks were involved!) and there was a unisex toilet. I remember thinking wtf at first but then went it and it was great. It was well lit, open common area with cubicles attached. It felt safe and was clean and stylish.

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    And I am agreeing with you. I am really trying to understand why men's bathrooms are so terrible and why this is an issue.
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    Honestly unisex toilets are fine but not the norm. To expect a person of either gender who had experienced sexual assault to share a toilet space with a person of the opposite gender no matter how innocuous the environment is too much. There will always be gender specific toilets.

    I'm not saying that a person shouldn't do what is right for them. My point was that as a blanket rule to assume the worst about men and their toilets seemed harsh. But maybe I'm not the best judge of that.


 

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