Everyone knows the lines for women’s bathrooms can stretch out the door while men just walk right in. Women look at the wait as a grievance, and some even consider it gender discrimination, according to The New York Times.
Well, wait no more, ladies. “Potty parity” is coming to sports.
Women will have more restrooms and shorter waits at the new Yankee Stadium and the Mets Citi Field.
American Restroom Association board member Kathryn Anthony told the Times it's a big moment for "potty parity - to have two big facilities open at the same time, and all these restrooms open at once.”
Yankee Stadium has 369 women's toilets and 78 unisex facilities. There are 396 for men.
Citi Field has 374 women's toilets, and 351 for men.
Football is taking steps toward potty parity, too. The new Meadowlands stadium will have 608 for women. That's nearly a 50 percent increase from Giants Stadium. It will have 704 for men, up about 40 percent.
Studies show that women take about twice as long as men in the restroom. Besides physical aspects, the reasons include the increased likelihood of ushering children and taking off more clothes.
While some men mock women’s longer bathroom lines, it really is no joke. Irritable bowel syndrome, bladder problems or urinary-tract infections can make serious lines a serious problem.
In 2005, New York City passed a law that public places like stadiums, theaters and concert halls must have two women’s bathrooms for every men’s restroom.