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Are these the worst bathroom signs EVER?

Are these the worst bathroom signs EVER? Twitter users share cringe-worthy and offensive markings for gendered toilets that refer to men as ‘sausages’ and women as ‘eggs’ – and urge ladies to smile for ‘losing weight’

  • Aaron H. Aceves tweeted that he found ‘the worst possible way to gender bathrooms’
  • He posted photos of doors reading ‘Eggs, Peaches’ and ‘Sausage, Bananas’
  • Other Twitter users responded with more awkwardly gendered signs, like ‘Balls’ vs. ‘No Balls’ and ‘Innies’ vs. ‘Outties.’
  • Some use crude artwork and symbols, while one door for men said ‘do epic s***’ while the women’s said ‘smile, you’re losing weight’

As the debate over the existence of gendered public bathrooms rages on, some Twitter users have found one take on gendered bathrooms that is, perhaps, less divisive: that most cheeky ways to differentiate between male and female toilets are just cringe-worthy.

While there are straight-forward ways that show a bathroom is for men or women — like, say, signs that say ‘Men’ and ‘Women’ — some businesses like to have a little fun with their signage, using tongue-in-cheek euphemisms and artwork to get the point across.

But though the intent of these is always humor, many of the jokes fall flat.

This weekend, Twitter user Aaron H. Aceves tweeted that he had found ‘the worst possible way to gender bathrooms,’ posting photos of doors reading ‘Eggs, Peaches’ and ‘Sausage, Bananas.’

The uncomfortable anatomical signs inspired others to share their own photos of awkward bathroom signage, from ‘Innies’ and ‘Outties’ to cartoons thinking about ‘Shopping’ and ‘Football.’

Yikes! Twitter users are mocking unfortunate gendered bathroom signs after Aaron H. Aceves tweeted that he had found ‘the worst possible way to gender bathrooms’

Cringe: Twitter users complained how sexist these signs are — and the sad message they send about society

Cringe: Twitter users complained how sexist these signs are — and the sad message they send about society 

Hmmm... Many of the signs shared on Twitter showe arguably sexist signs that reduce men and women to stereotypes

Hmmm… Many of the signs shared on Twitter showe arguably sexist signs that reduce men and women to stereotypes

Trans joke: Dodie's Cajun Bar and Grill in Allen, Texas came under fire in 2017 for these bathroom doors

Trans joke: Dodie’s Cajun Bar and Grill in Allen, Texas came under fire in 2017 for these bathroom doors

Popular idea: Shockingly, they're not the only establishment to use Caitlyn Jenner's photos on their bathrooms

Popular idea: Shockingly, they're not the only establishment to use Caitlyn Jenner's photos on their bathrooms

Popular idea: Shockingly, they’re not the only establishment to use Caitlyn Jenner’s photos on their bathrooms

Funny? This establishment aimed for laughs with these doors that imply that men get straight to the point but women talk a lot

Funny? This establishment aimed for laughs with these doors that imply that men get straight to the point but women talk a lot

Common thread: The idea seems to have caught on with other establishments as well

Common thread: The idea seems to have caught on with other establishments as well

Ew! One Twitter user shared these crude rope designs in a restaurant in Ukraine

Ew! One Twitter user shared these crude rope designs in a restaurant in Ukraine

Ew! One Twitter user shared these crude rope designs in a restaurant in Ukraine

Well that's blunt! Another spot simply called out a specific body part

Well that’s blunt! Another spot simply called out a specific body part

This spot also made its signs all about testicles but made them cutesy

This spot also made its signs all about testicles but made them cutesy

Ehh… This spot also made its signs all about testicles but made them cutesy

Tricky: A pizzeria used images of pizza to conjure up mental images of genitalia, which is hardly appetizing

Tricky: A pizzeria used images of pizza to conjure up mental images of genitalia, which is hardly appetizing

Wait a minute! Another spot's signs are just confusing — it's unclear who is supposed to be wine and who is coffee

Wait a minute! Another spot’s signs are just confusing — it’s unclear who is supposed to be wine and who is coffee

Rated R: The carvings on the doors of these bathrooms in a cabin in Finland just seem unnecessary

Rated R: The carvings on the doors of these bathrooms in a cabin in Finland just seem unnecessary

Rated R: The carvings on the doors of these bathrooms in a cabin in Finland just seem unnecessary 

Anatomical: A child might get confused about these doors and think they describe belly buttons

Anatomical: A child might get confused about these doors and think they describe belly buttons

Certainly one of the less offensive takes, this seaside spot use homonyms

Certainly one of the less offensive takes, this seaside spot use homonyms

Cute? Certainly one of the less offensive takes, this seaside spot use homonyms

Cowboys: Some of the signs sacrifice clarity for attempts at humor

Cowboys: Some of the signs sacrifice clarity for attempts at humor 

Sexism goes both ways! This sign hardly makes men look good

Sexism goes both ways! This sign hardly makes men look good

Squat or stand? These signs are more graphic than most people likely want in a restaurant

Squat or stand? These signs are more graphic than most people likely want in a restaurant

So uncomfortable! This one might be hard to explain to kids

So uncomfortable! This one might be hard to explain to kids

Visualization: Another spot came up with a creative — but off-putting — way to show men and women urinating

Visualization: Another spot came up with a creative — but off-putting — way to show men and women urinating 

Euphemisms: It might take some people a moment to figure out if they're a pussy cat or... something else

Euphemisms: It might take some people a moment to figure out if they’re a pussy cat or… something else

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