The new toilets at popular beach pavilion Parnassia close to Bloemendaal have a one-way mirror which allows men to spy on women using the ladies’ rest room, the Parool reports.
Owner Hans Slewe tells the paper he does not see what all the fuss is about. ‘We’ve not seen any naked women,’ he says. And no, he says, the mirror has not led to more men using the toilets.
‘It is not a peep show,’ he argues. ‘You look through a window and you can see the dunes and women washing their hands and checking their hair. The actual toilets are closed off. It is not sexist.’
But women, cannot look into the gents, the paper points out. And nor are the women aware that they are being looked at.
‘That’s the joke,’ says Slewe. ‘And 99% think it’s a good laugh. We’ve got 30 to 40 women working here and none of them have complained.’
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