One of my favorite Chicago coffee shops, The Coffee Studio in Andersonville, is a great place to grab high quality espresso or coffee. They make their drinks with care & serve Intelligentsia, for inquiring minds.
That said, this post has nothing to do with their coffee. It has to do with the signage on their bathroom doors.
When you walk to the back of the shop to access the bathrooms, you see that they are both labeled, “HUMANS.” I love that because it doesn’t qualify or specify, it simply states that its intended use is for all humans.
That’s the extent of the argument. No commas or logos, just a plain and simple ethos of equality. It’s why the term “human rights” is used, and it’s the basis for my entire outlook on ethnicity, language, culture, geography, citizenship, politics, and activism.
I have no desire or reflex to exclude.
What’s that all about anyway? We’re all humans.