Every time crowds of people congregate, you'll see longer lines at the women's bathroom than at the men's. According to experts, women can wait as much as 34 times longer to use a public restroom than men do. So that means while a man could hop over to a urinal in two minutes or so — and get back in enough time to catch the seventh inning stretch or the keynote address — his wife or girlfriend could end up waiting more than an hour. But contrary to sexist ideas about what women do in the restroom, the line doesn't appear because women are busy chatting with each other or reapplying their makeup. So what's the deal, and how can we shorten the line?
Why Must Women Wait?
Sexism in Architecture
Let's All Wait Together
Written by Kelsey Donk October 10, 2019
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