How the psychology of public bathrooms explains the ‘bathroom bills’

Professor Nick Haslam has written in the Washington Post on the current American controversy over public bathrooms.

Sigmund Freud didn’t think much of American public restrooms. During his 1909 visit to the United States, he grumbled that they lacked the refinement of European conveniences — when he could find one at all. Writing to a German friend years later, Freud’s lasting bitterness was obvious: “Is it not sad that we are materially dependent on these savages?”

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