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Arizona State University Student Finds Urinal in Women's Restroom

•, Rachel Alexander

Rachel Hope tweeted on Jan. 26, "ASU caves to the far left by putting men's urinals in the women's restroom!! ????????." Along with the tweet she displayed a video of entering a women's restroom and encountering a urinal inside a stall next to a toilet.

The Arizona Sun Times reached out to Hope about her tweet. She responded, "I've absolutely had blowback, many people have told me that it shouldn't matter, but to me — it doesn't matter why there's urinal in a women's restroom, they shouldn't be there, and it makes women unsafe."

ASU offers gender inclusive housing, which features "gender inclusive bathrooms." The move has prompted concern that women will be exposed to male genitals, including by underage girls visiting the campus. While the urinal is located inside a stall, there are fears someone used to using urinals would not bother shutting the stall door.

The Sun Times asked ASU why a urinal was placed in a women's restroom. A university spokesman appeared to state that the urinal had been there for years. "This is not a gender neutral bathroom," Jerry Gonzalez, Assistant Director of Media Relations and Strategic Communications said. "The restroom in the video, and the men's one in the same floor of that building, are identical in that they both have a toilet and urinal within the partitions. 

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