A Thai school has created toilets for its transgender students with a sign that’s half male, half female.
The Kamphaeng School in Si Sa Ket, in northeastern Thailand opened separate toilet facilities to accommodate hundreds of transgender students who have always longed for their own restroom.
Helen Long reports.SOUNDBITES:
# Sittisak Sumontha, Kamphaeng School Direction, saying (Thai):
“When they used the male toilets, they would be teased so they would just go to the female toilets with their female friends. When I saw that, I wondered if the girls felt uncomfortable . When I asked the female students how they felt about it they told me that it all depended on whether the transgender students were their friends or not.”
# Wichai Saengsakul, Transgender student, saying (Thai):
“I want them (school officials) to decorate the toilet to make it better than this. Something like, painting the toilet pink because it suits us – maybe a flower pattern.”
April 13, 2011
Desperate Tunisian migrants have staged a mutiny at a detention centre. Faced with imminent deportation from the Italian island of Lampedusa, they started a small fire and made a bid for freedom. Thousands fleeing political turmoil in Tunisia have made the crossing to Lampedusa this year. And they are determined not to go back….
Italy’s Tunisian immigrants problem
As thousands of immigrants flood into Italy, residents, while hospitable to the newcomers, blame Rome for not doing more to help.
Migrants wait for passage to Sicily
Thousands of migrants from Tunisia wait to leave Lampedusa for Sicily.
Many people in Kenya’s sprawling slum of Kibera do not have toilets and often pay to use the few public toilets.
But the toilets are closed at night and slum dwellers sometimes use plastic bags to dispose of their waste, which they dump on garbage skips.
Now biodegradable bags intended to alleviate poor sanination and convert human waste into fertilizer have been introduced.
Slum dwellers are buying the PeePoo bags, as the are called, and the people making them say they will reduce outbreaks of disease.
Fish pedicures are the latest health craze to hit cities around the Western world. But is dunking your feet into a pool of ‘doctor fish’ really good for you?
At the ‘Sole Sensation’ foot spa clients dunk their feet in water full of tiny fish that nibble away impurities. With the same healing enzymes in their mouths as man-made medicines, these fish have the capability to help heal both eczema and psoriasis in an organic way. One happy client says, “It’s not putting anything into your body, it’s just taking away the dead skin naturally”.
In this 1968 commercial, we learn that if you’re on a cruise ship and use Ponds Cold Cream, that you’ll be rescued by a swashbuckler
Beijing’s toilet restaurant aims to amuse customers’ senses and provide a new dining experience.
“And the dessert is chocolate ice cream in the shape of a turd.”
Markets Paris to Australians.
“The 1961 Christmas collection”. With soaps, talc, beauty and hand lotion. Australian 1961 60sec TV ad by Avondale Studios (PN532) for George Patterson (TSL-71). “Each new pack glittering in gold, and pink and black”.
Karl stops into a Chinese public restroom and is shocked to find no doors on any of the toilets!