Skip to comments.California lawmakers want to help men change baby diapers
Posted on 04/29/2014 5:17:12 PM PDT by OldeconomybuyerEdited on 04/29/2014 5:23:57 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Two bills that aim to give men more access to diaper changing tables in public restrooms cleared a state Senate committee today.
Senate Bill 1358 by Sen. Lois Wank, D-Davis, would require restaurants, movie theaters, shopping centers and other public venues to provide diaper changing tables in the restrooms for both men and women. It would also require state and local government buildings that are being constructed or renovated to put diaper changing tables in the bathrooms for both sexes.
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And then they wonder why businesses flee this ridiculous state.
The guys who hold their wives purses at the malls will love this.
the important things.....
Lois Wank wants to pass legislation requiring men to change baby diapers? No wonder America is in the sewer. The Wanker has too much free time on her hands.
The democrat war on men continues.
As usual, CA sense of priorities is nucking futs.
The government didn't have to pass a law.
God, I want out of Kaleephornya.
Baby-changing stations have been in men’s rooms for the last twenty years.
I have never, EVER, seen one actually used -—not ONCE in twenty years!
This is a politically-correct liberal wet dream, nothing more.
Walmart California has had diaper changing platforms in men`s restrooms for 20 years
It is actually Wolk, but I like the improvement.
Nice...Hank Hill calls the “ironing boards for babies”.
Not necessary. In California, we can just self-identify as mothers, and go into the ladies room to change the babies.
Hell, I’ve done it on the floor of a 747 from Europe when the plane wasn’t equipped with a changing table in the lavvy.
nothing like government requirements to make the world a better place.
I actually thought the Bee made the error, not you. I assumed it was a cut and paste.
Are these homo men who are adopting babies?
and don’t forget grocery shopping, that little foldout seat up there we keep squishables on, they don’t call it “the poop seat” for nothing...
So where do we go, to change Lois Wank’s diaper ?
Damn! There's still an editor in the country who gets it.
Add "gender" to most misused word, almost, ever.
I’m so glad our solons are more concerned about this than the friggin’ drought.
Pi$$ on the DPRK!
Plenty of businesses here in California already provide changing tables. Does this really need a law???
Indeed they have, even in California.
But they haven't been lawfully mandated!
That’s all lib lawmakers know how to do, i.e., make endless laws to create their “utopia” on earth.
It’s only money to the left, as a plumbing contractor in California, I have seen so many costly and stupid things just get created in the plumbing codes here, for no rational reason, and many of them have been opposed by the very plumbing industry that makes the profit from complying with the stupid rules, as the Sacramento/fed crowd were told that they didn’t really serve any useful purpose.
How about those stupid low urinals that all we men have to live with now?
“Any toilet or bathing room provided with urinals must have at least one that is low-mounted and with an elongated rim. It must project far enough from the wall to allow a person in a wheel-chair to get close enough to the rim before the Footrests of the wheelchair hit the wall under the fixture. Urinals that project less than 14 inches generally are not usable by someone using a wheelchair. Urinals with receptacles located in the floor are acceptable. Regardless of the type of Fixture, the flush mechanism must be mounted low enough so that it can be reached by a person seated in a wheelchair.”
Because if the situation that none of us have ever seen, ever arises, we couldn’t have the man do what the female in a wheelchair does, use the toilet, in the meanwhile, for the rest of eternity, all other men will be using a stupidly designed and inadequate urinal.
It is like the handicapped spaces in front of the ski store, they are just the most valuable space removed from function, forever, on the off chance that someday.........
Now we know. Toyota left to avoid changing tables!
I litterally can only smell celry and cigarettes. My wife claims a sensitive nose (she used to guess what I had for lunch when I came home from work).
I changed my daughter most of the time, and if there wasn’t a changing table, I could improvise, but elevated platform, careless parent (me), and active baby sounds dangerous (I can put the clip board for when the cleaned on the sink and trash can, but it’s wobbly).
That said...I would never put my baby down on ANY surface in a public men’s room. My buddies in high school used to piss on everything and spit into the hand dryer. 20 years later, I won’t use a hand dryer because of the highschool guys I saw spit or piss into the and dryer.
Laws such as this overburden businesses. I’ve seen a lot of changing tables in men’s rooms, usually larger ones or ones part of franchises or chains, without any law or rule so mandating. A business will try to have customer conveniences if it has the space or profit to support this.
Passing a law or rule makes it a burden and a new or small business may no be able to open or survive. Walmart was once one little store, what if it died instead of now employing so many people?
Walter Williams wrote about that a long time ago, and I guess I never thought about it until then.
And yeah, I wouldn't use them either for my toddler. I can't imagine that they are ever cleaned.
I have seen the stickers on them vandalized to say: "Baby Hanging Station", though.
Who the hell votes these idiots into office in CA?
They never do any legislation to reduce the deficit, provide for more employment or improve the infrastructure of highways, utilities, etc.
They spend all their legislative time, seemingly, thinking up stupid things to raise taxes, provide more welfare, encourage more illegals and more LBGTQs, add more constraints on normal citizens and more cockamamie ideas regarding global warming and plastic grocery bags.
Until the heavy Dem/Lib pockets of CA are split up or dissolved, it seems CA will continue in its death spiral.
The other day hubby and I were at a firefighter dinner. He was going to the car and asked if I needed anything. I said...well I would ask you to put my purse in the car but I know you would never do that. He just looked at me and took off. lol
I’m sure some single dads, or divorced dads who have their kids on a given day, use those changing tables, but it is very rare. When my wife and I are both out with our twins (under 2), 99% of the time she just changes both babies, and here’s why: When she and I “compare notes” on the layout of the men’s and women’s bathrooms, we find that the changing tables in most men’s rooms have too little elbow room and seem to be “just thrown in there to say we installed one.” Women are given a LOT more elbow room around THEIR changing tables.
Don't get me started on those McPlayland tunnels. Gross.
Don’t give her any ammo! I’m lovin’ it (= the fact that she usually changes the kids away from home).
I guess you never traveled alone with a baby before.
Twenty years ago, when the Disney MGM Studios were new, they had the tables in their mens rooms. I had never seen oone before. Apparently, neither had one Japanese tourist, who took a flash picture of it. You’ve never seen so many men zip up so fast in your life!