Articles by: Emily Lever

Why Locks on Women’s Bathroom Doors are Not Obsolete

Why Locks on Women’s Bathroom Doors are Not Obsolete

One night last year when I was showering in the women’s bathroom I heard a large group of shouting guys massing in the hallway outside on their way to the stairs. I rinsed off but stayed in the dripping shower stall, waiting for everyone to clear out. The thought of walking through a crowd of drunk men wearing just a towel made me uneasy. Suddenly some guy started banging on the door of the women’s bathroom and yelling. To my terror the keypad started beeping.

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