Alright. Guys? You may want to skip this one.
Women's bathrooms usually come equipped with a small garbage can meant to dispose of used tampons and pads. This is in every stall for privacy's sake.
My school does not have these in any stalls in any bathrooms.
The only garbage can, in fact, is usually right next to the door which is past the sinks.
In other words, if you are menstruating, you either have to A) flush things down the toilet that aren't really supposed to be, especially given the age of the plumbing or B) carry toilet paper cozied products past the sinks, past the waiting females, and throw them away.
Because of this, pretty much all my students know far more about my cycle than I am comfortable with them knowing (believe me, I thought about using the bathroom in another building when I first discovered this, but it simply is not worth my time). One girl was recently excited that we had "synced" so early in the term.
I don't care what else is wrong this place that we fix this year but this HAS TO GO. We deserve the same sort of decency here that every other school has afforded us in this regard. Christ.
Also? Happy Valentine's Day.