Women Being Told to Piss Off Over WSOP Bathroom Situation
A little subdrama that has been going on at the 2012 WSOP over the first couple of days has been the bathroom situation.
Essentially, what has happened is that the men have more bathrooms than the ladies.
On Day 1 both main hallway bathrooms near the Pavilion Room were designated as men's bathrooms and the ladies had to hoof it down to the dealer's entrance in order to use the restroom.
On Day 2 it appeared that one of those bathrooms at the dealer's entrance got changed to a men's room and that out of six potential restrooms, women only have two now and none in the tournament area.
Per reports, it appears that the general attitude towards the women that have complained has been "there are more of us than there are of you."
Real classy there guys.
I will admit that I can see the potential logic in making an extra bathroom or two for the guys based on the sheer numbers in events.
The lines in the halls during breaks have been nuts in years past and more restrooms are indeed helpful.
What I don't agree with is the fact that women have to go out of their way to use the restroom. Yes, there are a lot fewer women playing in the events, but why punish the ones who are playing by making them take a hike the equivalent of a football field to get there.
Some women have complained that the WSOP's practice is sending a bad message to women and I have to agree with them.
Equal access should mean just that. If the men have a bathroom near the Pavilion, so should the women.
If you need extra bathrooms for the guys, make the guys hoof it to the extra restrooms.
Yes, some may miss a few extra hands, but that is entirely reasonable.
You want more women to come out and play the WSOP, but you make it inconvenient to do simple bodily functions.
I want to know how this plan works out on Seniors day when you have women that cannot hold it that long or you have some disabled person that has an accident because they have to go an extra football field's length to get to the restroom.
The WSOP has made a huge deal about being fair to women in the past, especially when it comes to the ladies event. Why throw that out the window with a passive attitude regarding something so simple?
Or do we need to get Daniel Negreanu to get on TV to complain and embarrass you like he did last year?