Kogan quoted in Vox on gender-neutral bathrooms

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Terry Kogan was quoted on Vox.com in a May 27, 2016 story titled, “It’s not just transgender people: public restrooms have bred fear for centuries.”

“The factory restroom became a locus that raised serious social anxieties,” says Terry Kogan, a contributor to the book Toilet: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing. “The solution was to cordon off a separate architectural space for women.”

“Though in a sense it looks like a neutral provision that bathrooms shall be separated by sex, the title of the statute would often be something like ‘Protection of Women in Factories,'” says Kogan. “It is clear that the intent was not gender-neutral.”

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