This essay explores the politics of “hovering” in public restrooms, or the practice of refusing to sit on public toilets. How do such practices reveal a fundamental disregard for others? Drawing on transgender and disability studies, I trace the effects of such practices and their connection to concepts of “safety,” “comfort,” “cleanliness,” and “sameness.” How might we instead imagine restrooms as sites of collective belonging?
Alison Kafer; Other People's Shit (and Pee!). South Atlantic Quarterly 1 October 2016; 115 (4): 755–762. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-3656158
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