Guys Can’t Hold It: SDSU Honors Hall Seeks Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

The SDSU Honors Hall has requested multi-stall, gender-neutral bathrooms. The motivation is not a crusade for transgender respect; instead, the guys on second- and third-floor Honors just can’t find a pot to pee in:

Typically, there are more women on a floor, but there’s not enough bathrooms to accommodate male residents, [sophomore sociology major Lilly] Bruce said.

The stall-to-male-resident ratio on second floor is 1-to-4. The male ratio on third floor is 1-to-5.7.

The stall-to-female ratios on both second and third floor are averaged to 1-to-3.64.

Joe Carrels, a freshman pre-pharmacy major, can recall at least four times so far this year where he’s had to find a bathroom on another floor because the restrooms on his floor were occupied [Makenzie Huber, “Anyone: SDSU Proposal of Gender-Neutral Bathrooms,” SDSU Collegian, 2016.09.28].

The understory here: more women than men in the Honors Hall. Fellas, less beer, more books!


5 Responses to Guys Can’t Hold It: SDSU Honors Hall Seeks Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

  1. mike from iowa

    Wingnut response would be add more females to balance the ratios out.

  2. Joe Nelson

    Meh, as long as one is not too shy, a sink works just as good as a urinal. Or just issue chamber pots to the students, give them credit for historical studies.

    In fact, I would advocate public urination, as long as nothing but the stream was visible. We let pets and wild animals do it, why not open the flood gates, as it were.

  3. Gross, Joe! What if I use that sink to peel potatoes?

  4. mike from iowa

    Do you need any other reason not to peel potatoes? The skin is where the nutrients reside. W/O P-yummy.

  5. Joe Nelson

    Cory,
    When encountering any public sink, one should always assume that it is dirty, and needs to be cleaned. This is doubly true for dorm/residence hall bathroom sinks. Plus, to echo the above comment, you should never peel you potatoes. Scrub them, but never peel.