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  • #17
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    I agree. I would also say that I travel pretty extensively throughout the US for work. I see diaper changing stations in mens rooms everywhere. Particularly in public restrooms where there is a good likelihood that families visit. Parks, malls, museums, rest areas on the interstates...etc. I don't see where this is a critical issue in this country. God, when my kids were little, I could change them blindfolded, on the hood of a car with one hand in less than 30 seconds.
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    Im in agreement with that. Most restrooms of any notable size where you have gatherings of people in my state have them, but no you wont typically find them in gas station restrooms or for that matter restrooms at my work ( you cant bring your kids to work so they dont have them ) but like movie theatures, a lot of resteraunts and the like have them.
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    There were no such things as "changing tables" in any public restrooms when my son was a baby, and I managed.

    Yes, fathers deserve equal treatment here, but why must it be mandated by law? We have enough laws already. Let businesses decide for themselves whether or not to include such amenities, and let fathers decide for themselves whether or not to patronize those establishments who won't include these changing tables or changing rooms.
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    would you agree with legislation that stated "where provided, changing stations must be in both mens and womens restrooms"?
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    @Wafflecone Wording is not the issue. Government should stay out of this The issue could really be solved if there were more unisex or family bathrooms. Women get offended when I go into the women's bathroom with my niece.
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    In Florida there are changing stations in men's restrooms. There are also "family" restrooms. I don't know if they are mandated though!
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    why is it dumb? There SHOULD be changing stations in mens' rooms. After all, men are more than sperm donors (real men are, at least).
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    @fscott777
    really? and where are your stats from? Most men I know these days are REAL men and involved with their babies. I still say, plop the kid down on a restaurant table to make the point that there SHOULD be the tables in the men's room.

    Besides, how can it be wasted space when most are hung on the wall and cost less than $200.
    https://www.schooloutfitters.com/catalog/prod...

    Your argument is crap.
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    Made up statistics, probably doesn't know how to change a diaper, least likely to be nominated for dad of the year, and he suggests that people change their baby diapers on the hood of his car as an act of goodwill.
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    Of course, Kristin, if you happen to be in an establishment that only had one in the ladies room, you could just get off your ass and do it instead of making him do it on a bench or countertop. I'm sorry. Is that sexist?
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    why should she have to? She's right.
    Maybe if more men were REAL men and take up the responsibility, it might just lead to a change in sexist attitudes like yours.

    BTW, frankly I think if he had to plop the kid down on the table in the restaurant cause there's nothing in the men's room, it'd prove the point quite well.
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    come on now. i am sure more than myself took our turn no matter where at changing the baby.

    it keeps our reactions up to part when that cold air hits the boy and he goes off like a fire hose.
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    @BenFE That's an ignorant comment. I lt is rare for man NOT to pitch in these days (or even be the primary). If one person has a tool to make a job easier, then that person does the job. That's called teamwork. That's called being smart and constructive.

    However, if that really is your opinion, please let me know what restaurant and time you will be doing your demonstration. It would be amusing... "And this is California, dammit. The government is supposed to take care if everyone for us, so take this!" <ripping soiled, but of course, cloth, diaper off the child flinging poo in all directions>

    Well, played, sir. Well, played.
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    @Firestorm
    Yes, it is rare THESE days for men NOT to pitch in. BUT the ignorant attitudes that just because they're not one in the men's room means the woman should "just get off your ass and do it instead of making him do it on a bench or countertop" is, in and of itself a sexist attitude.

    I took MY daughter into the men's room on many a time in order to give my wife a reprieve when we were out eating. Why should I interrupt her when I could do it just as well.

    ps...took the diaper bag with me too and did it on top of the sink. Just so happened that there was a member of management in there at the same time. Couple of months later when we were there, I went in (alone this time) and lo and behold - a changing station was attached to the wall!
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    @BenFE well, here it's 50/50, maybe 40/60, so it still comes down to who can use the tool. If there were NO changing stations anywhere, that's a different story. I remember some park we were at where that was the case, and the bathroom was so disgusting that there was no way I was changing him there, so I used a park bench that was "sort of" out of view but not really.

    However, I am glad that the experience potentially was the catalyst to get them to put it in, all dickish comments aside.(And yes, I know it was. It just struck a nerve)
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    I thought you just used the women's bathroom. No?

    Seriously, though, there should be more. Required? That's stupid. That's California. That's our government.
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    I businesses want to keep the business of diaper changing fathers they will make the adjustment no need for new laws. Will just be yet another reason for people to sue.
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    Production of and providing these changing tables to restrooms in California would be a sizeable business enterprise. And if they are mandated the cost will be more. Whenever you gotta have something the price for it goes up. Then soon it is not a dimes worth of difference in how much everyone charges for the product. They will all have the same high price while all the while claiming no price fixing is going on.
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    Require...hell no.

    But it is a good idea and when my twins were young we only went to restaurants that had changing tables in both gender's bathroom.

    But we don't need a freaking law about it.
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    Chart makes me wonder who's taking care of kid the other 120 hours of the week.

    Lots of those changing tables in men's restrooms here in the reddest of red states.
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    Lmao. Don't the legislators in the west coast freak show have more important issues to worry about? Like illegal criminals flooding their state. Or massive debt and deficits brought on by democrat policies, or the fact they have no water, etc. but nooooooo, they're to worried about forcing businesses to place diaper changing stations in the men's bathroom. It's not THEIR business if an establishment, owned by somebody else, has stations or not. It should be up to the business. Did they mandate women's bathroom stations? No. I guess the nanny cradle to grave control freak liberals just can't find more pressing issues to deal with.
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    @BakersfieldBob Enjoy living in the inbred middle of the country...Cali certainly doesn't need your weak negativity.

    Have a great night!
  • #77
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    @Now_What lmao. Your friggin right I LOVE living in Tennessee. Only problem is hordes of Yankee migrants and people from the West coast freak show, having completely screwed up their areas of the country by letting democrats run things, are now streaming here.
  • #87
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    @Now_What I disagree. California needs a large dose of reality. I live here and will continue to do so as long as my children and grandchildren do. I'm retired and get to see my kids and grandkids almost every day. That overcomes the idiocy of the state government and a large proportion of it's residents. Businesses and people with money and not real ties here are leaving and being replaced with people pouring over the border from the south.

    Viva, Baja California Norte!(aka California)!
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    I suspect many establishments in CA already have changing tables in Men's restrooms. If this is truly an issue businesses would happily try and satisfy their male customers, changing tables don't cost that much. That is until the government gets involved, then the costs go up astronomically; in addition to the cost of the table and installing it, there are legislators for manufacturers to bribe and inspectors for businesses to bribe.
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