An Inclusive Litany

8/21/00

In Sweden, a feminist group at Stockholm University is leading an effort to ban all urinals from campus, thus compelling men to sit down while urinating. A Swedish elementary school has already removed urinals. While part of this demand stems from concerns about hygiene—the splash factor—the London Spectator reports that another argument is that if a woman can't do it, then men shouldn't, either. Also, "a man standing up to urinate is deemed to be triumphing in his masculinity, and by extension, degrading women."

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