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University Students Stage ‘Sh*t-in’ to Protest Gender-Specific Restrooms

Campus Reform
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Students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst are staging a week-long ‘sh*t-in,’ occupying restrooms in an administration building to demand more gender-neutral facilities.

The ‘Sh*t-In at Whitmore‘ demonstration began Monday morning at the Whitmore Administration building (which the activists have nicknamed “Queermore”), and organizers intend to have students continue occupying stalls in the building’s male and female restrooms until their demands are met, though the Facebook event specifies a Friday afternoon ending.

Gender Liberation UMass (GLU), a student group at UMass, is responsible for organizing the event, and provides an online sign-up form for supporters to stake out specific times and locations, giving them the option of stating whether they prefer to be along in a stall or to share one with “other sitters.”

The primary goal of the protest is to convince the administration to convert additional bathrooms on campus into gender-neutral facilities by changing the signage, which the group believes will promote “trans inclusivity and safety on campus,” but GLU has also articulated two additional demands, pledging to continue obstructing toilets until all three are met.

In addition to gender-neutral restrooms, the group is calling for the…

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