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Subject: A hard thing to talk about …
From: Sarah Madrick
Date: 12/10/08 11:00 AM

I hope this isn’t an embarrassing post, but so what, it’s important: There are three men and only two women working at this company: a young woman and an older woman. All of us share the same bathroom space except for Pieter’s executive shower space which we don’t get to use.

 

When I was in college, I was always in an all-women’s dorm or living off-campus with girl soccer players. I guess what I’m getting at is in terms of what do we want as women to see in our shared bathroom space. In regards of how women are different from men.

Replies

Nick Carcallo Nick Carcallo at 12:00PM

Wha?

Aidan Weinglas Aidan Weinglas at 12:04PM

I totally agree!

Miriam Kinkheune Miriam Kinkheune at 12:12PM

Sarah, you’re going to have to be more specific, hon. Do you mean sanitary napkin disposal?

Nick Carcallo Nick Carcallo at 12:42PM

Isn’t that already there? That white metal mailbox?

Miriam Kinkheune Miriam Kinkheune at 12:49PM

Do you mean men leaving the toilet seat up?

Pieter Voorhees Pieter Voorhees at 1:00PM

In Holland they got that solved. It even know if you’re a man or a lady or even if you’ve got to dump or piss with a laser.

Miriam Kinkheune Miriam Kinkheune at 1:15PM

Well until Sarah chimes in, I do think the gentlemen could do a better job of wiping up

Nick Carcallo Nick Carcallo at 1:21PM

We all know it, but we won’t admit it: men should sit down. It’s leftover from the Masculocracy. I promise to my sisters at Wonderglen to change.

Aidan Weinglas Aidan Weinglas at 1:25PM

Wow. This is important even if it’s hard to talk about: Nature is not always pretty: women have periods, yes. Men have penises. Yes. And they can sometimes spray the rim of the seat or the floor. And yes, there is a lot of sexism in bathroom design and I think WG can take an important step towards a brighter more progressive and gender-equitable space. Thank you Sarah, for your courage.

Sarah Madrick Sarah Madrick at 2:04PM

I just got back and all I can say is: OHMIGOD, gross!!!! I didn’t mean any of that! I meant the color. All of the women’s bathrooms in college were painted women’s colors: teal, coral. aqua. This one is like … beige.

Pieter Voorhees Pieter Voorhees at 2:56PM

No we’re not painting the bathroom. And no guys is gonna’ pee like an animal, sitting down — not on my watch. I MEAN IT.