This story originally appeared on Redbook.
No amount of Hollywood stardom disqualifies you from diaper duty. New father Ashton Kutcher found that out the hard way when he went out with his daughter, Wyatt, and noticed a double standard at work.
"There are NEVER diaper changing stations in men's public restrooms," he wrote on Facebook. He added that the first one he finds will get a public shout-out on his Facebook page. Two days later, and there's still no post, so it looks like he's out of luck.
Kutcher is hardly the first person to call out the lack of resources for dads. If a business has a changing table at all, it's likely only in the ladies' room, making it difficult for fathers who are out solo with their kids. It's also tough on moms, who then by default are the ones constantly changing diapers.
A CDC report from 2013 found that fathers who live with their children are more involved than ever. Nine out of 10 dads give baths, change diapers, or dress their kids either every day or several times a week. So it truly doesn't make much sense to only have a diaper station for half the parents out there.
This issue has even gone political. A bill to mandate equally accessible changing tables in California was passed in the state assembly last year. But Governor Jerry Brown vetoed it, arguing the private sector can take care of the issue on its own. But there's hope: Today.com reports that cities like Pittsburgh, Miami, and San Francisco have laws requiring new buildings to have baby-changing stations that both men and women can access.
So Kutcher might be out of luck in California. But for now, he can rely on apps like like Diaperpedia and Mommy Nearest, which let parents self-report on resources like changing stations and kid-friendly restaurants.