The Setting- Rest stop somewhere along 95 in Maryland
The Scene- At least fifty women on line to go to rest room. No line for men’s.
The Comments: This isn’t right. Why aren’t there more facilities for women than there are for men?
My Question: Should a state or federally funded facility be obliged to make women’s facilities larger than men’s, or in fairness and equality, should both facilities receive the exact same amount of funding and be the exact same size.
In theory, I understand the practicality of having a larger women’s room. But is it fair to do something for one sex that isn’t being done for the other? In something privately owned, the owners can do whatever they want as far as size and such. Many places are now choosing stand alone rest rooms to be used by either sex, with all people waiting on the same line. But in a publicly funded facility, like the rest room at a rest stop, what is the right thing to do?
Should a women’s rest room be larger simply because women take longer to use the bathroom?