Personal Bathroom Space

More than you’ve probably ever wanted to read about bathroom anxiety.

The urinal rule and its obsession with not-looking may be a behavioral boundary designed to enhance bathroom-goers comfort and sense of privacy, but it also smacks of homophobia, especially when you consider Moore’s finding that many men worry about sexual violence in the bathroom. Nolan Feeney, a former colleague of mine, expressed discomfort with the connotations of the urinal rule.

This part about male bathroom homophobia doesn’t pass the smell test.