Welcome to Law School
This image makes me laugh because it
reminds me of my days in law school.
You see, I went to law school in the days
when the barriers to women in law
(overt or covert) were just beginning to give way.
The class two years before mine was 2-5% women.
The class a year ahead was 25% women.
My class had 40% women.
So the makeup of the student body had changed a bit,
but facilities lagged behind.
There was a women's locker room on the first floor
with a small "ladies room,"
which as I recall might have had two small
toilet stalls and two sinks.
But the second and third floors of the building
had always had two mens' restrooms, no women's.
Realizing that would be a problem with greater numbers
of those of the female persuasion,
the powers that be decided to screw up a sign that said
"Women" on one of the men's room doors on each floor.
So we got our ladies' rooms, complete with functioning urinals.
Now they did seem to realize that women weren't
going to pee standing up, but that didn't bother them.
The administration decided to keep the urinals,
but to fancy each one up with a metal pitcher
containing yellow and blue plastic flowers.
Really ugly, cheap ones.
Welcome to law school, girls.
We're so happy you're here.