The Case Against Gender Neutral Bathrooms: Male Dominant Portable Restroom Trailers versus Female Dominant Portable Restroom Trailers
Let’s be honest, when you’re in a crowded public place and you pass the restrooms, more often than not you’ll notice a huge line outside the women’s facilities and no line for the men’s. The struggle is real for the female gender. However, what if we reverse the situation and stop into a football tailgating lot? More often than not, you’ll see more men in attendance filling up the restroom queue.
Why is this important? Portable restroom trailers can be designed to address these issues. Rather than laying out a traditional unit with an equal division of men’s and women’s restrooms, they can be reapportioned to be male dominant or female dominant. This is particularly significant for certain types of locations – and something you don’t hear much about in the current buzz of moving to gender-neutral bathrooms.[caption id="attachment_18435" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Example layout of a male dominant unit. This restroom features 5 private stalls and 4 urinals in the men’s suite. The women’s suite includes 2 private stalls.[/caption]
When people think sporting events, they often think of catering to male fans. However, this isn’t always the case. We recently worked with Boardman High School in Boardman, Ohio to implement a female dominant portable restroom trailer into their football stadium. Surprisingly enough, a lot of sporting locations and manufacturing plants can go either way. Horse race tracks, baseball fields, and football stadiums might require male dominant portable restroom trailers, while swim clubs and tennis clubs might require female dominant units. Heavy manufacturing like energy plants and mining might seek out more male restrooms, while light manufacturing like sewing and packaging might require female.[caption id="attachment_18438" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Interior snapshot of a male dominant portable restroom trailer.[/caption]
Regardless of the situation, it’s good to know that Portable Restroom Trailers, Inc. can accommodate the request for either configuration. Working with a National Sales Account Manager, we can assess a client’s needs to design a custom layout that addresses their gender based issues. In fact, it’s something we’re seeing more and more of… and that’s because it makes sense. Today more than ever, we focus in on the individual’s experience and how we can improve it. Whether it’s in a public place or a work environment, having an adequate number of restroom facilities is extremely important.
If you think a male dominant portable restroom trailer or a female dominant portable restroom trailer would be a good solution for your location, contact us today. A knowledgeable member of our sales team is waiting to serve you.