young women in sweden, germany and australia have a new cause: they want men to sit down while urinating. this demand comes partly from concerns about hygiene -- avoiding the splash factor -- but, as jasper gerard reports in the english magazine the spectator, "more crucially because a man standing up to urinate is deemed to be triumphing in his masculinity, and by extension, degrading women." one argument is that if women can't do it, then men shouldn't either. another is that standing upright while relieving oneself is "a nasty macho gesture," suggestive of male violence. a feminist group at stockholm university is campaigning to ban all urinals from campus, and one swedish elementary school has already removed them. in australia, an internet survey shows that 17 percent of those polled think men ought to sit, while 70 percent believe they should be allowed to stand. some swedish women are pressuring their men to take a stand, so to speak. yola, a 25-year-old swedish trainee psychiatrist, says she dumps boyfriends who insist on standing. "what else can i do?," said her new boyfriend, ingvar, who sits.
townhall.com::another harasser brought to justice::by john leo
as the mother of 3 sons, i want them to put the seat up and stand up to pee. i don't care if the seat doesn't get put down, just don't leave the seat down to pee so i don't have to sit in it. forcing men to sit because it is degrading to women because women can't do it . . . . . . that is nuts. (i had to find a humorous subject after all the seriousness today).
Jan 6, '07
Go ahead and ban those urinals, then the 'mess' will be on your toilet seats, ladies.
This idea has invaded our culture: "The casting of women’s characteristic behaviors as the norm and men’s as dysfunctional deviations."
Here's a link to an article about it:
American Thinker: Extolling the Female Tongue
"One is that women communicate more than men. The other is that an onus belongs on men as this “handicap” of theirs is an impediment to good relations. Why, men need to learn to communicate more and share their feelings, we’re told.
Did anyone ever think that maybe women communicate too darn much?"
Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Jan 6, '07