Thursday, April 05, 2018

[whatever]

"Whatever" washroom sign, found on the internet. Sign shows a mermaid and a centaur with a bird. Text says "Whatever: just wash your hands"

Conversations are going on at work about signage for gender inclusive washrooms, both in our office buildings and in public spaces. While this sign will not be used, it is one of the more creative ones I've seen online.

I did note that my brain, seeing the stereotypical mermaid on the left, assumed that the centaur on the right is male (the fact that centaurs in movies are almost always male didn't help in avoiding that assumption). But the reality is that the symbol is fairly neutral... what do you think?

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