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The untold story behind stick figure bathroom signs

The untold story behind stick figure bathroom signs

| March 20, 2017

Anyone who’s ever “had to go” recognizes them: the stick-figure man and woman that adorn the signs of men’s and women’s bathrooms, indicating which gender is welcome where. The secret to the pair of pictograms’ longevity, reports the BBC, is simplicity. Found from continent to continent, in airports, bars, restaurants, shops, and, well, anywhere else […]

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Austin passes gender-neutral bathroom ordinance

Austin passes gender-neutral bathroom ordinance

| March 15, 2017

Using public restrooms will no longer bring anxiety to the transgender community in Austin. The city has approved a resolution which requires all single stall public bathrooms to be gender-neutral. The city has become the first in Texas to enact an ordinance that is aimed to address public restroom issues plaguing the transgender community, people with disabilities, and parents […]

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Rethinking the modern restroom: How design can alleviate discrimination

Rethinking the modern restroom: How design can alleviate discrimination

| March 6, 2017

Despite the social issues surrounding those two simple doors, gender-specific bathrooms are actually a design and architecture issue at heart, according to a recent FastCompany article. “With the occasional exception of how many urinals it features,” reports the site, “a bathroom is a bathroom, whether the little figure on the door wears a dress or […]

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Tap into your phone to find the nearest restroom

Tap into your phone to find the nearest restroom

| March 3, 2017

When nature calls, there is no stalling, and Stefan George understands it better than anyone else. His phone-friendly website WeeWeeFree.com tells you where you can find the nearest available restroom without being dismissed by annoying business owners. George’s inspired wee venture is a tad different from other bathroom locators. Unlike other sites, WeeWeeFree does not rely […]

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Chicago company limits bathroom breaks to six minutes

Chicago company limits bathroom breaks to six minutes

| February 28, 2017

A Chicago company has demanded its employees limit daily bathroom breaks to an average of six minutes per day, or face discipline, according to a worker’s union, reports CNN. The union, Teamsters Local 743, issued a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, stating that the company — WaterSaver Faucet Co. — unreasonably punished 19 workers last […]

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