Welcome to the Club: How Gendered Bathrooms Are Exclusive Spaces

In her piece “Making Bathrooms More Accommodating,” Emily Bazelon argues that we need to revisit our understanding of bathrooms to create more inclusive spaces. For hundreds of years, men and women have been operating on arbitrary social rules that dictate what toilets you can and can’t use, but the increased visibility of transgender and non-binary […]

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Necessity of Change: How Design Must Transform for the World Today

In her article “His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society,” Suzanne Tick argues that design must change parallel to society’s understanding of gender. Men, women, and everyone in between are shedding their gender-based identities and expressing themselves in new ways. To stay relevant, designers must follow suit and create spaces that reflect this collective […]

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The Washington Post Headquarters

The Washington Post, a widely circulated newspaper native to D.C., occupies the building at 1301 K Street NW.  It is located in downtown D.C. among the tall gray structures that constitute the corporate neighborhood. It is here that reporters, editors, and all other vital employees can come together in a creative space and produce the news […]

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Commonplace Book: Entry 4

In 2016, the topic of gender and bathrooms held America’s attention. The governor of North Carolina signed a bill into law that prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom of the gender they identify with. There was protest and push-back from across the U.S. and across the world for the antiquated views on transgender people […]

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Annotated Bibliography

O’Connell, Jonathan. “Inside the Wild Ride That Landed The Washington Post on K Street.”  Washington Post. The Washington Post, 4 Sept. 2015. Web. 01 Oct. 2016. <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/digger/wp/2015/09/04/inside-the-wild-ride-that-landed-the-washington-post-on-k-street/>.   Jonathan O’Connell provides a detailed look into the chaotic move of the Washington Post headquarters. After the company was acquired by Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, and […]

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