SUFFOLK, UK – In its slavish pursuit of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Suffolk Council has unveiled its solution to accommodate conjoined twins in public facilities—the introduction of “Siamese toilets.”
By Ian Bred, Norfolk Correspondent
The lavatories boast two connected toilet bowls, specially designed to facilitate the unique needs of Siamese twins who wish to answer nature’s call in tandem.
In a commendable effort to uphold inclusivity for all Suffolk residents, the Siamese toilets are open to universal use, allowing all members of the public to experience the peculiar convenience of paired potties. However, early assessments suggest that, aside from Siamese twins, the primary patrons are likely to be ‘trans women,’ who have displayed a certain fascination with restrooms designed for other segments of society.
Pass the bog roll
The term ‘Siamese twins’ comes from the twin conjoined brothers Chang and Eng Bunker who were born in Siam, now Thailand. When, in the 19th Century, they first arrived in England to become circus exhibits, they were called “The Siamese Twins.”
As the Siamese toilet initiative takes its place in the annals of progressive public planning, it remains to be seen whether these dual thrones will be embraced, or shunned, by the wider community.
Siamese toilets and criticism
Some critics argue that the move, while well-intentioned, may be more symbolic than practical, considering the limited number of Siamese twins and the broader public’s traditional preference for the privacy of a solitary bathroom experience.
If you can’t beat ‘em … conjoin ‘em!
Nonetheless, Suffolk Council stands firm in its commitment to fostering an inclusive environment, and the Siamese toilets are poised to become an unexpected symbol of the county’s dedication to accommodating diverse needs.
As the flush of progress continues, one can’t help but wonder what other novel solutions the ever-evolving landscape of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will bring to public services.