The hen toilet

hentoa1-jpgThe University of Uppsala, which is considered the most prestigious academic institution in Sweden, has decided to build a “hen toilet”. The word ‘hen’ was artificially created and introduced into the Swedish language by a parliamentary decision some years ago; it is sexually neutral new pronoun for people who don’t want to be referred to as ‘he’ or ‘she’.

Of course there are many toilets in the world that are used by persons of both sexes. This one, however, seems to be the first one that is reserved exclusively to persons who identify neither as male nor as female.

The only question is: on the above image, which was released by the University to inform us about this important innovation, who is the hen? Is it the female-looking person? Or the winged one?

 

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