A theatre in London‘s West End has been heavily criticised for having gender neutral toilets with exposed urinals.
A impassioned Twitter debate ensued after a theatre-goer expressed their shock at the facilities at the Soho Theatre, saying they watched three woman try and use the toilets before ‘turning on their heels’ when they realised that there were urinals in them.
The theatre on Dean Street in Soho has, it is believed, gender neutral toilets throughout with a mixture of closed cubicles and exposed urinals.
The tweet provoked an angry reaction from many, with one saying: ‘I would never use one of these toilets or take my young daughter in one. I’d feel too threatened and intimidated thanks to past experiences.’
The original tweeter said the gender neutral toilets ‘made places less accessible for women’.
@Alisdisgrace wrote: ‘Women often use single sex loos to escape unwanted attention from drunk men, insistent men and creeps.
‘Where can we go now, when all loos are open to men?? You are removing places of safety for women. Make the men’s loos mixed sex. Why do women have to budge up for men?’
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Source: Daily Mail