Potty Parity in Perspective: Gender and Family Issues in Planning and Designing Public Restrooms

  title={Potty Parity in Perspective: Gender and Family Issues in Planning and Designing Public Restrooms},
  author={Kathryn H. Anthony and Meghan Dufresne},
  journal={Journal of Planning Literature},
  pages={267 - 294}
Public restrooms are among the few remaining sex-segregated spaces in the American landscape, tangible relics of gender discrimination. This article describes how public restrooms have historically discriminated by class, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, as well as gender. It examines how public restrooms pose special health and safety problems for women, men, children, elderly, persons with disabilities, and caregivers. It chronicles potty parity legislation, examining impacts of… 

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