Friday, March 11, 2005

Self-Parody Watch

Kinsleyism strikes again at Slate, where a Yale Law School professor argues--with little irony--for an end to gender-specific bathrooms.

Wow, that's so . . . counterintuitive!

And clever!


Anonymous said...

Keep in mind that the argument the author is making is limited to "single-use" restrooms, or those that only one person can use at a time. He agrees that the traditional office "multi-use" restroom should be segregated.

I tend to agree with the thought of doing away with men- and women-only single use restrooms, but for a different reason - efficiency.

The probability of waiting to use a restroom will go down when you have two to choose from instead of one. The downside to this of course is that you'll probably see fewer side-by-side single-use rooms if the distinction between men and women is removed.

TopCat said...

I don't know if the idea is more silly than other fixations of the left: I once asked Andrew Sullivan if gays will never be equal until they can expropriate the word "marriage" is it equally true that women will never be equal until we have co-ed prison cells.