In surgery you don't have a regular tap, you have taps you turn on either by hover motion or by your feet so you don't contaminate your hands, same for soap... but what do I know, I'm just a stupid woman, scientists and doctors are men right?
Thats true - but this is sort of a fictional room and the focus was on mood and story telling. And not to be as realistic as possible.
Hmm - may I ask a question? Do you have some problems with your gender or the overall world? This is just a concept. And to be honest - I give a piece of "cake" on your gender. if you like the concept - no matter if you're female or male - its fine and if not - fine as well. Those concepts are for a story I'm developing and I don't try to change the world with those. If you'd like to change the world - I guess I'm the wrong address.