Scottish schoolgirls boycott gender-neutral toilets due to misbehaviour by boys

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: Nov 28, 2021, 01:09 PM(IST)

Unisex toilets. Photograph:( Twitter )

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As part of a rising trend across Scotland, unisex toilets are becoming more common in newbuilds and renovations. 

Girls are refusing to use gender-neutral toilets in Scottish secondary schools owing to boys' misbehaviour and vandalism. 

According to reports, male students have been spotted "waving sanitary goods like flags" and urinating in sanitary bins.

A councillor expressed worry that numerous female students had gone days without using the campus restrooms owing to shared facilities, and stated that boys were playing with tampons.

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To save money, free up space, and build an inclusive atmosphere that encourages diversity, an increasing number of schools, organisations, and businesses are implementing mixed bathrooms.

As part of a rising trend across Scotland, unisex toilets are becoming more common in newbuilds and renovations. 

Parents throughout Scotland have spoken out against gender-neutral bathrooms in secondary schools, which allow 12-year-old girls and 18-year-old males to use the same facilities.

These facilities are also unpopular with the Scottish population, with 56 percent of Scots against them and only 21% in favour, according to a recent survey.

Gender-neutral toilets were endorsed by 22% of respondents, but only in conjunction with regular single-sex facilities. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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