Harvard Developing App to Help Students Find Gender Inclusive Bathrooms on Campus
“to prevent discrimination and anxiety for gender nonconforming individuals who aren’t able to find the appropriate restroom on campus”
This sounds like one of those things that people describe as first world problems.
Campus Reform reports:
New Harvard web app will help ease ‘anxiety’ around finding ‘gender inclusive’ bathrooms for students
Harvard University is developing a web application that will show where “gender inclusive restrooms” are located across campus. The project titled, “The Gender Inclusive Restroom Mapping” hopes to prevent discrimination and anxiety for gender nonconforming individuals who aren’t able to find the appropriate restroom on campus. Harvard also stated that it is a “public health concern.”
According to the Harvard Crimson, the university created four separate working groups that will help with the project. The signage, inventory, mapping technologies, and promotion/communication working groups collaborated to determine the location of restrooms across campus and consulted with groups to promote awareness.
Harvard published a PDF that gives a summary, and the intended impact of the project.
“The Gender Inclusive Restroom Mapping project for Harvard University seeks to ensure that all Harvard community members, including those who are transgender, gender nonbinary, and gender nonconforming, have accurate and inclusive means of locating restrooms at Harvard,” the flyer states. “Specifically, the project will inventory and discreetly communicate, via a web application, the location of gender inclusive restrooms across Harvard’s Cambridge, Allston, and Boston campuses.”
One section of the PDF explains that individuals, “will be able to search for and find detailed information about each restroom.”
Harvard also explains the “intended impact” of the project, stating, “Discrimination against transgender, gender nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people in public restrooms often leads to experiences of anxiety around restroom use, restroom avoidance, and lack of restroom access.”
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Most public space within Harvard are full of what bathrooms were installed for.
Why aren’t all bathrooms at Harvard gender inclusive. I hope the DoJ sues Harvard for their clearly biased rulws.
This is an app that may benefit a few dozen people per year. Do you think those few dozen cannot find a bathroom if they need one? Really? It’s like Harvard admitting there are dumb people on campus.
Aside from that, devoting resources to benefit (marginally) a very limited minority of people. seems, at best, inefficient. But it is a great PR ploy to signal virtue and, I guess, that is the real point for the administrators at Harvard.
I’m glad to see they’ve come out with an app for this.
I always advised my Harvard freshmen to spend their first semester trying out new things, finding out where the bathrooms are, and accommodating to their new environment.
Since Harvard has dropped the standardized tests from their entrance requirements, they are likely admitting less intelligent students on average. There may be many who won’t be able to find the bathrooms without an app to show them.
Poor darlings will have to learn to improvise and overcome. There are plenty of trees, shrubs and bushes for those who cannot find a public transit facility.
“they are likely admitting less intelligent students on average”
When Affirmative was started I thought it was about identifying people who could make the grade and helping them do so, when they could not find enough capable people, they perverted the intent. Affirmative shit needs to end.
Freud called it polymorphous perversity, the sexuality from infancy to about age five.
Why do I get the picture of a sweating, anguished looking student with crossed legs desperately Googling “Gender Inclusive Bathrooms”???
What equipment were you born with? That’s the one you use. Go into a stall and do your business. Nobody will know and it’s unlikely anyone will care.