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On July 12, 2016, S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Terry Kogan discussed the history of gender-specific restrooms with NPR, and Michigan Public Radio’s Stateside. Deciding who should be allowed to use what bathroom has consumed a lot of attention across the country, and certainly here in Michigan. With all the controversy about public restrooms […]
S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Terry Kogan was a guest on David McRaney’s June 29, 2016 podcast, “You Are Not So Smart: Separate Spheres.” In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast, we explore how the separate spheres ideology is still affecting us today, and how some people are using it […]
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Terry Kogan published commentary in The Guardian over the weekend on the history of how bathrooms became segregated by sex. His commentary, “How did public bathrooms get to be separated by sex in the first place?”, was also recently published in The Conversation.
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Terry Kogan appeared on RadioWest with Doug Fabrizio recently to discuss sex-segregated bathrooms. Listen to the segment here.
S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Terry Kogan was quoted on Vox.com in a May 27, 2016 story titled, “It’s not just transgender people: public restrooms have bred fear for centuries.” “The factory restroom became a locus that raised serious social anxieties,” says Terry Kogan, a contributor to the book Toilet: Public Restrooms and the […]
S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Terry Kogan wrote a story in the May 26, 2016 edition of The Conversation titled, “How did public bathrooms get to be separated by sex in the first place?” Some argue that one solution to this impasse is to convert all public restrooms to unisex use, thereby eliminating the […]
S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Terry Kogan was quoted in a May 18, 2016 Bloomberg story titled, “Public Toilets From NYC to LA Get Gender-Neutral Design Overhaul.” The transgender factor will propel experimentation with more individual but equal spaces, says Terry Kogan, a professor at the College of Law at the University of Utah who studies […]
S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Terry Kogan was interviewed in the May 16, 2016 issue of Time magazine in a story titled, “Why Do We Have Men’s and Women’s Bathrooms Anyway?” “Social norms of the period dictated that the home was a woman’s place. Even as women entered the workplace, often in the new factories […]
S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Terry Kogan was interviewed by The Takeway in a segment titled, “The Sexist Origins of Gender-Segregated Bathrooms.” Kogan discusses the history of the public restroom and nineteenth century American reactions to women entering the workforce helped shape North Carolina’s controversial HB2 ordinance. North Carolina and the United States Department […]
A May 2, 2016 story on timeline.com relied heavily on Professor Terry Kogan’s work on the legal history of gender-specific bathrooms. Kogan’s research has been in the spotlight since North Carolina became the first state to pass a law that required people to use segregated bathrooms based on the sex written on their birth certificate. … Gender […]