A Glasgow nightclub has installed a two-way mirror which allows male revellers in private booths to spy on unsuspecting women as they visit the toilet! With no notification or signage anywhere in the venue many female club goers have been left feeling embarrassed and used. Although they do briefly show the mirrors in a promo video, the club has been quickly deleting comments and posts on their social media from club goers trying to alert others to the situation. This is pretty much illegal and hugley violates privacy. Thank you The Shimmy Club for giving us a shiny, new, creative and cool take on objectification.
i’m never leaving my house again, this world is just too fucked up.
Here’s a handy bit of advice. The ‘Fingernail Test’ is actually flawed; it just shows the difference between first and second pane mirrors.
More accurately, to ascertain if the mirror is one or two way, trust the Mirropane people (the guys who make these mirrors).
A fake mirror will always be set into the wall like a window or a door, not hung. If you can slide a fingernail between the mirror and the wall, it’s almost certainly just a mirror. If it’s recessed, do the following:
Cup your hands around your face and peer into the mirror. Some light will seep into the other room and should be enough to illuminate just a little bit—which is enough to tell you that’s not your fucking reflection and you should GTFO.
Secondly, aural clues are your friend. A regular mirror, since it backs against a wall, will produce a dull thud when tapped, whereas an observation glass, sharing the same mechanics as an aquarium, will echo.