Monday, April 25, 2016

Bathrooms, of All Things

I figured I should weigh in.

Okay let's be frank:  men do now belong in women's bathrooms.  End of discussion.

I don't care how "transgender" you are, if you still have a unit you use the men's.

There are any number of reasons for this.  Google "sexual predators" and  you'll find mug shots of guys who said they were transgender so they could film little girls in public bathrooms. 

Anyone in favor of that?  Hello, Bruce Springsteen?

But there's an even more basic reason why we ladies don't want guys in our bathrooms:

Men are pigs.

This may seem like a controversial statement.  Fine.  Clean a man's bathroom some time and get back to me.

When I was in college the cool thing was co-ed apartments.  Most of us lived off campus and had to rent an apartment for a full year.  There was often one girl who wanted her boyfriend to have her room over the summer months if he was staying in town and she was going home.

In our four-girl apartment, two of us- me and one other girl- took a stand.  "No way in hell" would about cover it.  No No NO No NO.

Why did just two of us take this stand?  Was it because we were both conservatives?  I didn't even know what a conservative was back then, and the girl who stood with me can't possibly be one today.

Simple reason, really:  we were the only two girls in the apartment who had brothers.

We knew first hand what it meant to have a guy sharing your home.  Filthy toilets, dishes in the sink, towels on the bathroom floor and a simpering "Can't you do it for me?" attitude.  And were guys ever willing to pick up their share of the housework?  Surely you jest.

So we said no.  And we fought with the other two girls over it. And we won.

I don't know if the Target Corporation has warned its cleaning staff to gear up for more bathroom work, but they should. Because there's going to be a lot more of it if the men take over the ladies' rooms.

Were is the Justice for Janitors crowd when you need them?

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