[Ed. – The week-long event began on 21 October. H/t: The Nation.)
Trans* Action and Advocacy Student Coalition (TAASC FORCE – SDSU) is having a SH**-IN! This is an event to raise awareness and advocacy for Gender Neutral/ Gender non segregated bathrooms. We will have toilets outside of Hepner Hall along with resources and information about the necessity for accessible non gender segregated bathrooms as well as a pledge and petition to sign. …
For trans* and gender nonconforming individuals, gender segregated bathrooms can be spaces where they are met with intimidation, harassment, run-ins with security, and/or violence. These occurrences happen when people using the restroom police the gender of others based on binary assumptions and expectations of who men and women are and what they look like.
Gender neutral bathrooms are a way to create a safer campus environment for trans* and gender nonconforming students, staff, faculty and community members at SDSU.
The challenge: Don’t use gendered bathrooms or change rooms for a week. Gendered bathrooms are designated for “men” or “women” by a sign.
There are multiple purposes for this challenge:
1) By participating in this challenge you can have an idea of how difficult it is for Trans* and gender non conforming folks to access bathrooms.
To inspire people to fight for more gender neutral bathrooms.
DOING THIS DOES NOT GIVE YOU AUTHORITY TO SAY WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE TRANS OR GENDER VARIANT.