Jenny Firman - A unisex future?

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Department of Veterans' Affairs


They had a mess for sailors that was for women only. It was interesting, during that time my husband was looking at some mine fare vessels that Australia was thinking of purchasing and he visited the Swedish navy and he came home quite surprised at the time.

He said, "We've been out on these Swedish vessels", and he said, "and they don't have any separate accommodation for men and women or separate bathrooms, it's all the same and they just share and nobody even thinks twice about it".

And he said, "I suspect, given time, that's what we'll be like as well". But that was Sweden. Even so, it was quite confronting for him at the time. But these days, more and more, that's not an issue.

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