Answer: Because of Segregation
How and why did segregation change something as trivial as toilet flushing in American Women’s bathrooms?
There were separate bathrooms, water fountains, sinks and locker rooms. White women and Black women sat on the toilet seat in the segregated bathrooms without giving it a second thought. They flushed the toilet with their hands like normal people without issue.
It was thought that the white bathroom had all white women so its okay. The colored bathroom had all colored women so its okay.
White women and colored women now have to share a bathroom. Each party thought that the other party was filthy in some form.
The white women thought that the black women had a different monthly period than themselves. And the black women thought that white women’s periods were different then their own.
The white ladies did not want to sit on the toilet after a black lady, especially if there was a period going on, and a black lady did not want to sit on the toilet after a white lady, because of a period.
They also did not want to touch the toilet handles after each other for fear of catching something filthy or because one of the party’s may touch the handle with period blood still on her hands. Or she didn’t change her ‘belt free’ right and you never know so just don’t touch anything after her.
Do not sit on the toilet. Stoop over it and pee. If a lady of a different color was waiting to use the toilet and you happen to ‘spray’ the seat don’t wipe it off for her.
If you are on a period go ahead and flush but if some sprayed on the seat, leave it there.
Do not flush the toilet with your hands because you don’t know if someone from the other party may have touched it. You don’t want their ‘nastiness’.
Do not touch the sink handles or use the soap because the other party may have touched it.
This makes sense to who?
Around the time of segregation women were teaching their daughters this public restroom habit of not touching anything because ‘she’ may have touched it and she has a period.
Those daughters in turn taught the granddaughters this habit stating ‘germs’.
Now the great granddaughters of the original teachers are carrying on this habit with no history to why they are doing it.
But guess what ladies! Women still have to pee and we all have periods! There is no way around it.
Today there are toilet liners in the bathrooms to separate you from the last person who sat on the toilet. I will have to say that toilet liners #1. are too cold and #2. does not stop the ‘spray’ from the previous person. You still have to wipe someone else’s pee off the seat which is totally disgusting.
Also there are still women under the pretense of ‘do not flush’ so the other person can be offended when they go to the bathroom.
I called a woman out on this once at work. She got up and walked out leaving everything in the toilet, and the toilet liner, and toilet paper, on the toilet. I demanded she go back and flush the toilet and clean up after herself! She was 54 years old. Old enough to know better.
We had a heated argument at the sink. Another lady came in. I told on her to the other lady. There was a battle in front of the stalls but we got the lady to at least flush the toilet. She just flat out did not want to flush the toilet stating that she was in a rush. She refused to remove the liner and the paper. She ran out of the bathroom mad and cussing at us. Called us childish. And she’s the one we had to make flush a toilet! Go figure on that one.
So we reported her to HR as a Bio Terrorist because not flushing the toilet after she let loose like that is Bio Terrorism in the ladies bathroom. You don’t want those fecal matter particles flying around because someone truly had no home training for 54 years!
Ladies, this is how we have start handling these non toilet flushers. Confront them as a group and use force if necessary. Make her understand that this is unacceptable and we’re not having it!
And another thing. Flushing those toilet liners does stop up some public toilets making the stall out of order. Crumble it up and put in the tampon box or something.
Stooping over the women’s toilet
This habit that started in America during integration has caught on around the world. There are now women in other countries doing this with no history as to why they are doing it. Its just the thing to do. In today’s world its to protect from ‘germs’.
Where were these ‘germs’ during segregation? Where were those germs 1000 years leading up to segregation?
If you have to do #2 or if you are on your period and have to handle business
Every woman has been caught at some point or another in 1 or both situations above. I know I have. You go in the bathroom, the toilets are all nasty because they’re not flushed, and your pad is overflowing or your tampon is falling out quickly or just making you mad. You then have to clean up another heifers mess just so you can take care of you. Its not fair to you or anybody else coming in behind that kind of Bio Terrorism.
At that point you have no choice but to use that cold toilet liner, sit down and do what you have to do.
There’s always those TWO.
You know the 1 who comes into the bathroom on the phone and immediately goes to the stall next to you even though there are 1 million other stalls. And talks on the phone as loud as she can about absolutely nothing.
Then the other one who comes into the bathroom and has to stand in the mirror and put on make up for 8 hours and looks no different than when she first came in there.
Meanwhile you’re ripping pads or opening tampons and doing number two all while the person who is on the other end of the phone in the next stall can hear you poop, rip a pad, and flush the toilet.
THAT IS SOOOOO DANG RUDE! OMG!
If I could shoot women who do this I swear to God I would!
Just for kicks. I flush the toilet repeatedly to mess up her phone conversation. I started to throw a tampon once but I couldn’t waste a perfectly good tampon still in the wrapper!
There should be laws against talking on phones in the bathroom. Its just so tacky and inconsiderate.
Last: Flushing with the foot
Before segregation women did not do this. After segregation foots were flying.
Even the biggest girl will get that foot up there to flush the toilet. Why? She doesn’t even know why.
I’ve been in bathrooms where there are signs that say do not flush the toilet with your foot. The girls do it anyway.
But here’s the dilemma.
I saw a whole soccer team in the bathroom with mud and grass on their shoes. They flushed the toilet with their foot. Everybody that came behind them had to wet paper towel and clean off the handle before using the toilet.
The other dilemma is the handicapped and midgets. The handicapped cannot flush the toilet with their foot depending on her handicap. Wheel chairs, cerebral palsy, or no legs at all is an issue. Is it fair to them to have to touch a handle where your dirty shoes have been?
Midgets are too short and even with a jump kick a midget cannot flush with her foot. The handle comes up to her waist. What is she supposed to do?
The women’s bathroom situation is totally out of hand across the world
Because of segregation in America we have countless ignorant scenarios around the world.
We are human and we have to pee. Women have that extra factor of monthly terrorism.
Women are terrorized at every public toilet from some female jerk not wanting to flush a toilet or clean up her own spray.
What is so dang ole hard about flushing a toilet!!!!!!
Why is it so difficult for these tricks to look back when she leaves a stall!!!!
Malls, Restaurants, Libraries, Church, Schools, Six Flags, Stadiums, Expos, you name it! If women are there doing what their grandmothers taught them then we just have to understand that we will be offended for the rest of our lives in the women’s bathroom.
Every woman’s period works the same way regardless of what color she is or what country she’s in. The way a woman handles it is a different story. Some girls were simply not taught how to dispose of maxi pads properly and that has nothing to do with her color and everything to do with poor parenting.
Women suffer with cramps, heavy flows, fibroids, ovary and fallopian tube issues, tender breasts, PMS, we all hate men for 4 days, and pregnancy. None of these issues are different just because she’s Black, White, or Asian.
To refuse to flush a toilet with hands or touch faucets all because somebody thinks somebody else has a different period is ignorance at the highest level!
For you women who refuse to flush a toilet in public! What kind of filth does your house look like???? Do you flush your toilet at home or leave it looking like you do at the public restroom? Then you bring food to a pot luck at work or church? I won’t be attending or eating anything you fix.