(THE BLAZE) Gender-neutral bathrooms have become a priority at The University of Minnesota-Dulut in Dulut, Minnesota, after student Blair Moses reportedly began a hunger strike. His goal? To convince the school’s administration that they are of paramount necessity. Moses allegedly stated that gender-specific bathrooms are “oppressive” and problematic, thus he took some curious avenues to ensure that more flexible facilities would be installed.
Last month, the student reportedly sent a letter to the school stating that if his demands were not met for more equitable lavatories by April 26, he would begin a three-week hunger strike. According to CampusReform.org’s Oliver Darcy, Moses insisted in his note that the university “take immediate action to begin the process of designating more gender neutral bathrooms.” He also maintained that officials needed to announce the change once it was implemented.
Making good on his word, the student uploaded a video to YouTube late in the day on April 26. In it, he claimed that he hadn’t eaten all day and that he was “sweating” as a result of a lack of nourishment. According to Darcy, the video likely made an impact.