Alex Beam writes on academia gone loo-ny:
When I first saw the ”Call for Papers — Toilet Papers: The Gendered Construction of Public Toilets” posted on an academic website, my beeswax detector went off. There can’t really be two professors planning to publish a book working from ”the premise that public toilets, far from being banal or simply functional, are highly charged spaces, shaped by notions of propriety, hygiene and the binary gender division” . . . can there?
Huh. He wouldn’t mock if he’d had to battle hordes of, umm, presumably male chauvinist pigs every time he wanted to take a leak.