Hogwarts’ Washrooms

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Last week we went on a 17 hour car drive, so there were lots of bathroom breaks.

On long trips like these, I get increasingly angry that I must wait in lines when there are available washrooms simply because I do not have a penis, or pass enough that people assume I do. There was one washroom that had a long hallway and then split off to men’s and women’s on the left and right. I had the deep desire to walk straight through the wall as though it was the genderqueer equivalent of going to platform 9¾.

The thing that infuriates me the most is individual washrooms that are marked separately. There is no reason, no argument, as to why these should be separate, yet they are.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on August 12th, 2013 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 2 comments »

2 Responses to “Hogwarts’ Washrooms”

  1. anta

    Ugh, I can’t understand the thing with individual washrooms marked separately for men and women. At my university campus library, there were two individual washrooms in every single floor, and of every pair one was marked as men’s and the other as women’s.

    It didn’t bother me so much until once there was this guy waiting to get into the men’s room while the women’s was unoccupied. A male friend of his walked by, observed the situation and playfully urged him to go into the women’s room, stating that gender is a social construct. It stabbed me that he thought it was a good joke.


  2. Anonymous

    If only that was a real option, to just, slide between them.


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