This sticker on a men’s baby-changing station is peak toxic masculinity
By a curious quirk of biology, men can be parents too, and – brace yourselves – can take the child out, unaccompanied by a woman. Shocking, I know! This is why it can only be a good thing that more men’s public toilets are introducing changing stations, for the convenience (pun intended) of dad and baby alike.
Unfortunately, not everybody appreciates this innovation, as this sticker shows.
This sticker was found on a baby changing station in the men’s bathroom pic.twitter.com/HiSixQIpoy
— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) June 16, 2019
We can only wonder at what kind of bitterness was behind the creation of such stickers, and muse on where else they might turn up – on pink shirts, on men’s moisturiser, on the forehead of the man who steps into Theresa May’s shoes? Not literally.
The prime example of toxic masculinity has rightly been torn down, metaphorically.
Dads had stories of what it’s like to manage without decent facilities.
Had to change my daughter on the counter of the men’s room in an expensive restaurant in Beijing. Every time her legs waved the hand dryers went off, spreading the smell everywhere.
— Richard Miller (@rellimr) June 16, 2019
Put all the stickers you want on it, just so long as it's there and I don't have to change her on a soaking wet 6" strip of countertop … and feel free to come criticize me while I'm holding a poop missile.
— Jared W Samuelson (@jwsc03) June 16, 2019
Some people just wanted to vent about the guy who posted the sticker.
Will never understand men who think changing their own children's nappies is feminizing. Does leaving your baby sitting in their own poop make you feel masculine? https://t.co/a5mUqaGfxt
— Sian Ferguson ✨ (@sianfergs) June 17, 2019
MRAs: "I was discriminated against because my ex-wife get custody of the kids!"
Also MRAs: https://t.co/7dhKqtLsqq
— David Futrelle (@DavidFutrelle) June 16, 2019
Imagine being the type of dude who thinks that men taking an active role in childrearing is a bad thing https://t.co/ES9HUh8WtD
— /r/MensLib (@MensLibReddit) June 17, 2019