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Fox & Friends Host Can't Help Laughing at University's Gender-Neutral Bathrooms: VIDEO

Fox News Heather Nauert confused

In order to meet their growing transgender and gender-variant students, Illinois State University converted ten of their single-stall "family" restrooms into "all-gender" restrooms, which in practice is nothing more than a name change and an additional dual-gendered silhouette between the traditional male and female icons.

This was all too much for hostess Heather Nauert, who couldn't keep from laughing incredulously throughout while her staff could be heard snickering and nattering from off-camera. She concluded with, "We're all a little confused by it."

Here's the explanation: the relabeling of the bathroom acknowledges that trans people exist. Easy.

You can watch the video (preferably after putting out a pillow to prevent a headdesk-related skull fracture) AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. And the educated people of this country can't help laughing at Fox News. Let them giggle at the children's table while the adults have a respectful conversation.

    I'm not mad that they can't understand gender-neutral bathrooms. They collectively barely have a high enough IQ to think beyond the cue cards they're reading. I don't expect idiots to understand anything.

    Posted by: Tyler | Jul 10, 2014 11:18:43 AM

  2. Fox News anchors get the same tickle out of the existence of Transgender people that educated people get from the existence of Fox News dummies. And Transgender people don't worry themselves about what Fox News dummies think because the opinions of the willfully ignorant are irrelevant to their happiness.

    Posted by: Tyler | Jul 10, 2014 11:24:12 AM

  3. so this fooletta has never seen one of the thousands of bathroom signs that have both a male & female icon on it?

    i remember the first several times i was in Europe. they didn't have 'male' AND 'female' loos. they just had loos and everyone used them. that changed as they decided to "cater" to U.S. puritanical tourists. so sad...

    Posted by: mike/ | Jul 10, 2014 11:26:02 AM

  4. Around Wisconsin, there's a fairly new restaurant chain called "Collectivo." I was surprised and pleased to see, at one such, that thy had gender-neutral bathrooms with pair of wash basins against the wall in the space separating the doors to said restrooms.

    How refreshing! No distinction between those who stand or sit to pee. No implicit terror at finding a differently gendered person in the space for one's expected privacy. So what if the Kohler company or American Standard make fewer urinals?

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Jul 10, 2014 11:28:37 AM

  5. The law requires that single occupancy bathrooms be gender neutral in Washington DC. The issue has been one of compliance. Many business owners were unfamiliar with the law. Now government inspectors include this as part of their site inspections. The law does not require male, female, and dual gendered images be posted.

    Posted by: Charlie | Jul 10, 2014 11:31:59 AM

  6. In northern virginia, single occupancy restrooms are just bathrooms for anyone and everyone......I don't understand the labeling of single occupancy bathrooms.

    Posted by: Moz's | Jul 10, 2014 11:37:55 AM

  7. ^ should read as , don't understand the labeling as male or female of single occupancy bathrooms

    They have locks

    Posted by: Moz's | Jul 10, 2014 11:43:11 AM

  8. Now I know what happened to those kids who used to bully people in high school - they got jobs on Fox News.

    Honestly, if this woman sat down next to me on the bus I would get up and move.

    Posted by: Kevin F | Jul 10, 2014 11:47:18 AM

  9. Just more Blonde feminism....

    Posted by: styler | Jul 10, 2014 11:57:19 AM

  10. Maybe she should just get a life and live it and learn.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Jul 10, 2014 12:03:38 PM

  11. Just more broad and baseless misogyny from Styler.

    Posted by: Tyler | Jul 10, 2014 12:05:02 PM

  12. Just more broad and baseless misogyny from Styler.

    Posted by: Tyler | Jul 10, 2014 12:05:02 PM

  13. ".I don't understand the labeling of single-occupancy bathrooms."

    Agreed, it has never made any sense whatsoever. I am at Starbucks right now and I don't understand why one says male and the other female. It should be "RESTROOM" and "RESTROOM."
    If one has two urinals and a stall and the other had two stalls, then that's different. If it's a multiple-person room where some people are naked that's different.
    But in a single-occupancy space, why refer to gender AT ALL... even to specify male/female/trans?

    Posted by: GregV | Jul 10, 2014 12:09:17 PM

  14. This men and women restroom distinction is really unnecessary. People don't have urinals at home. Just install individual stalls with doors and locks. Problem solved. Of course get rid of the gaps under the partitions and maybe above them.

    Posted by: simon | Jul 10, 2014 12:12:00 PM

  15. If they're that confused by gender-neutral bathrooms, it's a wonder they can get through daily life without being constantly flummoxed. But I guess the state of perpetual flummox is a prerequisite for being on FOX.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jul 10, 2014 12:20:19 PM

  16. "We're all a little confused by it."
    They're also confused about plastic wrap, thermoses, and escalators.

    Posted by: Frank | Jul 10, 2014 12:25:30 PM

  17. "We're all a little confused by it."
    They're also confused about plastic wrap, thermoses, and escalators.

    Posted by: Frank | Jul 10, 2014 12:25:30 PM

  18. There is absolutely no reason why single toilet bathrooms need to be gendered. Only one person is going to be in them at the same time after all.

    Posted by: Another Steve | Jul 10, 2014 12:31:07 PM

  19. The function of modern conservatism is division both culturally and politically. Wherever they can find a meme that will create a class system between the chosen people and the boogie-man liberals who are undeserving of human decency and respect, they have an open field for their regressive contempt for anything but the most narrow ideologies. It's an effective tribalism for low-information audiences, fed a constant stream of outrage and innuendo. After all, aren't some people just naturally better?

    Posted by: stranded | Jul 10, 2014 12:31:10 PM

  20. of course they're confused - this is the Bigot Network.

    and i have the deepest sympathy for all LGBT people who grow up in homes that watch Fox News.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 10, 2014 12:31:31 PM

  21. Gender neutral bathrooms were available at Harvard University when I worked and studied there in the 1980s. Why do people freak over non-issues?

    Posted by: Stephen Stillwell | Jul 10, 2014 12:40:29 PM

  22. Maybe the Fox News folks grew up in households with gendered bathrooms.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Jul 10, 2014 1:08:12 PM

  23. Umm, the bathrooms in the dorms when I went to college 20 years ago were gender neutral. I just don't understand the conservative interest in being willfully ignorant.

    Posted by: bicurious | Jul 10, 2014 1:41:35 PM

  24. No fan of Fox, but "all gender" is ridiculous. It is just an attempt to make nutty transgender ideology a reality. Most people react by laughing. There may be people who call themselves "neutrois" who think they have no gender and want to castrate themselves. There may be others who think they are both male and female and insist on being referred to as "they". All these people may exist under the "t" umbrella, but that doesn't make their beliefs anything other than insane. And no bathroom sign will change that.

    Posted by: John | Jul 10, 2014 1:45:37 PM

  25. So I read the article before watching the clip and I was expecting flat out laughing and condensation. After watching the clip I thought the anchor was insensitive but not to the level the article made it out to be.

    I think if this story/anchor were on MSNBC or CNN then Media Matters would have wouldn't have been as offended...

    As for the bathrooms, I like the idea of having private powder rooms; a restaurant where I live has about 10 private mini-powder rooms off of a hallway that says restrooms. It is private, gender neutral and a better experience than the trough-like-setting that most bathrooms have for men.

    Posted by: Will | Jul 10, 2014 2:03:17 PM

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