This website is dedicated to a large, growing collection of photos of wc-doors, or rather the gender-signals on those doors. Click on a country name in the menu to see more pictures.
Here you see some nice examples!
I found a similar (Russian) website here with a great collection of WC-signs from all over the world. I’m nearly getting jealous!
And here a great series of gender-neutral bathroom signs – but that is a different story…
WC-signs are fascinating sociological features depicting particular views of gender. They show a large gender diversity varying by culture and history. Most people get very upset when a woman uses a male toilet, and vice verse. Or when the signs are blurred, unclear or gender-neutral; it gives most people a sense of insecurity. Therefore, most WC-signs are quite distinctive. However, gender-neutral signs are more often depicted nowadays. After all, transgenders have to make sanitary stops as well, don’t they?
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