For some, these behaviors are little more than vaguely homophobic performance, reinforcing a laughably rigid and explicit straight masculinity. Compromise designs cut down on these costs by putting communal sinks in the corridor rather than in every stall, or by keeping the bottom of the door slightly raised to reduce ventilation needs. At least 25 percent of the population, he estimates, take issue with their lackluster design. What will it take to fix them? A tiny group talking to a disinterested public accomplishes little.
Building committees still snigger openly at times when talking about restrooms.
Public bathrooms are terrible. What will it take to fix them?
Security concerns have, in the past, hampered attempts to increase privacy in American toilets. In their workshops, lectures, interviews, and other outreach efforts, he says, they find that they can get all manner of people to engage in serious conversations on restroom design. He also realized that paruretics were hardly the only people who had a problem with American gang toilets. Fully separate and secure, these stall rooms could all be made unisex with no, or at least limited, public outcry, so long as they were sold as a neutral and practical solution for general privacy and accessibility. Some bathroom redesign advocates suspect that legal frameworks, rather than economics, hold developments back. Public bathrooms are terrible.