Monday, August 3, 2009

Single dads ?


It's not the first time that I see toilet signs for women that include changing a child while the men's sign is the single Helvetica man. In the airport of Milano (up) and the Air France toilets (below) they do it as well.
What would men do if they had their baby in this case ?
I don't even know if men's bathrooms are equipped for that. In case they are, and they should be, maybe the sign should be changed in order to include both the man and the woman in the process of changing a child !

6 comments:

  1. interesting observation!

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  2. You got that right Dimz, I hate that discrimination, I also hate how they address women on cleaning detergents when they say "ضعي", or on some food packets, etc... It's like only women who cook or clean

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  3. ...I went and will ever go through women's AND obviously baby's facility... but always with a smile and a little sorry... got to teach good manners to my boy :)

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  4. Dima, I am very impressed that you noticed this. I never noticed it myself until of course I had Izzy and I was stuck doing all the nasty diaper changes!!! It is a little better here in the US than in Europe or Lebanon (in Beirut I had to change her on the floor of the bathroom several times!!!) but it is still sexist everywhere... Love your blog by the way. very creative.

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  5. Thanks sasa!! :) men's bathroom don't have it at all in the US ?

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  6. This would be a good excuse for men to use women's washrooms ;)

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