The 57 Bus

The 57 Bus

by

Dashka Slater

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The 57 Bus: Part 1: Bathrooms Revisited Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Back then, Sasha knew they had to find a solution to their bathroom problems. They had begun to use the single bathroom that the teachers used at school, but in public they used whatever bathroom was closest or whichever one was “least conspicuous.” They began to switch up which bathroom they used, and “nobody seemed to care.”
The fact that “nobody seemed to care” which bathroom Sasha used dispels common misconceptions about trans and agender bathroom use. Sasha’s experience suggests that, for the most part, cisgender people really don’t care which bathroom trans and agender individuals use.
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