A Sh#thouse Idea.

I have a simple architectural solution to reduce bullying in schools.

There has been much said about the ‘safe schools’ program here in Australia.

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In particular ‘gender based’ bullying.

I believe it can be reduced by having genderless cubicles in the hallways of schools.

Why do we not have a decision to make at home when we wish to do the most natural processes.

We don’t have to decide what gender we are to use the loo?

Yet when a five year old starts school there is a fundamental choice they are confronted with, often for the first time in their lives…alone.

What gender am I…I just wanna pee ! NOW!

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We don’t have to choose on planes.

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(even though it’s only women who change babies apparently)

Disabled rarely have to choose, they simply reinforce their disability (but that’s for another post)

So why is there such a binary choice at school, where we spend the vast majority of our ‘gender’ forming years?

And who the hell has one of these at home?

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Scared the bejesus outta me when I spotted this in Kindergarden ! Am I the only bloke who refuses to use these?

Who designed these?

Maybe it was some silly Frenchman.

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But I digress…

Just do away with ablutions blocks (maybe re-purpose them as science labs)

And create completely separate stand-alone cubicles. With their own wash basin.

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Just like at home…or on board a plane.

A sh#thouse idea…?


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