Gender Neutral Restrooms Make Women, Minorities, Feel Safer, More Included, Rutgers Study Finds

Companies with gender-neutral restrooms make women, African Americans and Latinos feel safer and more welcome at work, according to research published today by Rutgers University-New Brunswick social psychologist Diana Sanchez and graduate student Kimberly Chaney. Their study has been published in the journal Social, Psychological and Personality Science.

“We wanted to know whether organizations that adopt gender-neutral bathrooms signal fairness to people with identities that might be stigmatized, such as women, African-Americans or members of other minorities,” said Sanchez, an associate professor of psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Sanchez and Chaney examined the responses of three …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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