Friday, March 04, 2005

Marriage and Toilets

"Very few spaces in our society remain divided by sex," Professor Case said. "There's marriage and there's toilets, and very little else." This, umm, interesting quote from A NY Times article on People in Search of Safe (read: gender neutral) Restrooms.

I'm not sure what to comment on but I found it kinda funny (I snorted when I read it and you missed it Stx) and a little bit sad. Clearly I am no fan of sexual discrimination, but women and men ARE different, and you can't change that by changing the law - or changing the signs on restrooms.

7 Comments:

At 3/5/05, 10:47 PM, Blogger Stx said...

Speaking of marriage, look what I found!

http://www.uglydress.com/fusciatwins.html

Thought you'd appreciate...

 
At 3/5/05, 11:20 PM, Blogger T. "B." M. said...

Oh my gosh! My school drives me crazy because they refuse to have seperate boys and girls bathrooms. Um, there are 2 bathrooms per one story building! Under no circumstances should there not be at least one all girls and one all boys bathroom. Grrrrrrrrrrrr!

 
At 3/6/05, 2:42 AM, Blogger The Perfect Ema said...

Separate bathrooms? What are coed dorms? Uh, don't they share the same bathroom too?

And, if let's just say theoretically, your professor is true that we remain separate for bathrooms, the secular world is pretty ironic in that they give so much "kavod" to the bathroom!! It's like bathroom and "marriage" go together....how can one ever put the two together in the same sentence? I know, i know i just did, but do you get my jist?

 
At 3/6/05, 2:44 AM, Blogger The Perfect Ema said...

To add to my previous post....the way many "goyim" deal with having relations, guess it is pretty similar to going to the bathroom....

better stop here right now, perfect ema!

 
At 3/6/05, 8:24 AM, Blogger Eli7 said...

I agree with both of you: gender nuetral bathrooms are a bad idea (and at least in co-ed dorming here they don't exist), and putting marriage and toilets in the same sentence is a bad thing. Though if it were up to this professor I don't think these last two vestiges of seperation would remain too long either. And I'm not sure he considers the seperation a kavod at all...

 
At 3/6/05, 3:30 PM, Blogger G Green said...

This reminds me of something I heard a while back, that there is an opinion that in a frum Jewish home there should be seperate gender bathrooms. Has anyone else heard of it or has any idea why? sounds crazy to me.

 
At 3/8/05, 9:10 AM, Blogger Devorah said...

First off, Shkoyach to Stx for the link. You beat be to the punch again.
Second, I've actually been to malls in Florida where they have 3 types of bathrooms all next to each other: men, women, and unisex. Now don't confuse "unisex" with those "family bathrooms" they have at airports. Trust me, 'twas disturbing...

 

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