saw someone a repost of some Cubaganda claiming people have to pay 60 cents to use a toilet in Cuba. I don't know whether it's true, but yeah let's talk about access to public toilets in the USA. Because it isn't good! There are a lot of downtowns that are so hostile to the unhoused that free public facilities don't exist
Bring this shit back but for forcing businesses to open their restrooms.
@InternetEh I have seen *Taco Bell*s that installed locks in their bathrooms to keep homeless people out. You had to ask for a key at the counter.
@lesbianhacker business owners hate homeless people so much that we are making the world less comfortable for everyone
@InternetEh OH MY GOD I WOULD DIE FOR A NICE 60 CENT TOILET
I have been known to happily-ish pay $2-3 for them in Europe because I need a goshdarn public toilet!!!
@InternetEh a lot of times it's lower something like 50p, a pound, a Euro, etc. There's an attendant who keeps them clean... it means that you can't linger there but omg I recall finding one in Romania in a Time Of Need and being absolutely delighted.
@InternetEh Public toilets that cost the user are a scourge. It’s one of the things that bugs me the most about Europe. it never occurred to me that this policy might be anti-homeless. Now I’m wondering if it’s that way by design.
(I live in Australia where public toilets are free to use.)
@futzle I think there's a lot of ways to make public restrooms hostile to the unhoused. Charging is one of them, but not the only one. In the US, it's getting more common to have bathrooms locked by codes that are only available to customers
@InternetEh New York City is especially hostile. If you're in NYC, there's a rule: if you have access to a bathroom, use it. You do not know where your next opportunity will be.
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