Mizzou changes name of gender-neutral bathrooms because ‘unisex’ not inclusive enough

Mizzou changes name of gender-neutral bathrooms because ‘unisex’ not inclusive enough
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Talk about arranging deck chairs on the Titanic! The University of Missouri (MU) has already witnessed a 23% falloff in its enrollment numbers in response to its catering to self-appointed victims of social injustice. You’d think the administration would have learned its lesson by now. But you’d think wrong.

Following complaints that the “unisex” label used to denote gender-neutral bathrooms isn’t inclusive enough, the school is taking decisive action to remedy the problem.

The Columbia Missourian reports:

[S]ingle-occupancy restrooms across the MU campus that were labeled as “unisex” will be re-labeled “toilet” by the time students return in August.

The change to “toilet” will only affect single-occupancy bathroom stalls. In residential halls, single-occupancy stalls with showers and sinks will be re-labeled “shower” and “toilet,” depending on the contents of the restroom.

OK, you tell me: In what way is toilet more inclusive than unisex? And why bother anyway? Has anyone at MU done a head count to determine how many people on campus require special toilet facilities relating to their (ugh!) “gender preference”?

The Missourian quotes MU spokesman Nathan Hurst as estimating that the cost of revising the signage for all 28 “unisex” restrooms on campus will run at least $11,600: That’s over $400 per bathroom. But, the article notes further, there “is insufficient money available to support the entire project.”

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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