I can’t believe all the furor going on concerning same-sex bathrooms. In 1951, on my first trip up the Eiffel Tower, I needed to use the facilities, and a guard pointed to a large men’s/women’s room, mostly open, with only a 2-foot-high wall separating the men’s and women’s sections.
Looking around with some disbelief, I asked how this could be, and the answer came from a jaunty French lady who laughed at me and exclaimed, “Oh, you Americans are all so uptight about bodily functions.”
I think it’s time we toned down the rhetoric. Nobody is going to be harmed by a transgender person having to use the toilet.
JOSEPH BERLINGER, LAKE WORTH