DC: NYT INSTITUTES DOUBLE-LOCKED, TAMPON-EQUIPPED GENDER-NEUTRAL BATHROOMS.
The New York Times has installed gender-neutral bathrooms in its New York City headquarters, complete with tampons, to allow staff more freedom to use whichever bathroom they feel fits their gender expression.
Existing single-use bathrooms on the 14th floor are now designated as gender-neutral, and the paper plans to install new bathrooms on two other floors. “A lock on the main door has been added for privacy during use,” Ellen Shultz, executive vice president of talent and inclusion, said in an internal memo obtained by The Wrap.
“Please remember that you are welcome to use any bathroom that matches your gender identity or expression,” Shultz added.
New York Times employees praised the decision Wednesday.
“This rules,” tweeted writer and editor Benjamin Hoffman, responding to one of his colleagues who wrote her first tweet ever to celebrate the new bathrooms. “After nearly 15 years with this company I still find reasons to be proud every single day.” more here