Bob, bathrooms and bogus anger – Kate Bigam

Kent State practices tolerance and advocates privacy.

What terrible things, I know.

Just how terrible? Ask Akron Beacon Journal columnist Bob Dyer, and he’ll tell you how disgusted he is by the school’s decision to convert faculty restrooms into gender-neutral facilities.

The restrooms, available in the Student Center, may soon be located in other buildings on campus, too. Although they came into play as part of a request from the Queer Liberation Front as a means to make transgender students more comfortable, university architect Tom Euclide said in an April Stater article that the facilities are also open to the rest of the public, anatomy and gender preference aside. They can even be used as family facilities for parents whose young children need assistance in taking care of their bladder woes.