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    Glass Staircase Not Dress Friendly

    For years, women across America have dealt with glass ceilings. But now, women in Ohio have a new problem - glass floors.
    A $105 million courthouse opened in Franklin County, Ohio, on Monday, but the builders seemed to have forgotten one thing - the bottom of the stairs, reports affiliate 10TV. The staircase is made of glass.
    Dress wearers need to avoid taking the stairs, according to Franklin County Judge Julie Lynch, who wears dresses under her robes almost every day.
    "I wear dresses because that's my personal choice," Lynch told 10TV. "When you stand under the stairwell, you can see right up through them.”

    She speculates that men, who didn’t take half the population into account, designed the stairs.
    Attorney Lori Johnson was startled by the transparent stairs. She worries not only about stares, but also how many cell phones have cameras attached.
    “The next thing you know, you’re on the internet,” Johnson said, according to 10TV. “It sounds like a lawsuit in the making.”
    While security guards warn women about taking the stairs, it seems most are just hoping people will be mature about the situation.
    "They hope people will be mature? That's not a solution," Lynch said to 10TV. "If we had mature people that didn't violate the law, we wouldn't have this building."
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    Re: Glass Staircase Not Dress Friendly

    There's staircases everywhere with no risers. If you're standing directly under the stairs you can't see anything going up the stairs. You have to be at an angle to see anything and in that case you wouldn't see up dresses (unless they are very short). Now, if the steps themselves were glass, then you'd have a problem.



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    Re: Glass Staircase Not Dress Friendly

    I don't see the problem



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    Re: Glass Staircase Not Dress Friendly

    Sounds like the woman is trying to make a big deal out of something that is not a big deal. I get this strange feeling that no one would even want to look up her dress.



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    Re: Glass Staircase Not Dress Friendly

    Seems like somebody would notice the weird dude hanging out under the staircase looking up all the time.



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    Re: Glass Staircase Not Dress Friendly

    Quote Originally Posted by xboxfever View Post
    Sounds like the woman is trying to make a big deal out of something that is not a big deal. I get this strange feeling that no one would even want to look up her dress.
    Well I'll let you be the "judge" of that.

    Franklin County Court of Common Pleas



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    Re: Glass Staircase Not Dress Friendly

    Sounds to me like taxpayers shouldn't be paying over $100 million for a COUNTY courthouse.



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