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    Default Swedish Left Party Chapter Wants To Make Urinating While Standing Illegal For Men

    Swedish Left Party Chapter Wants To Make Urinating While Standing Illegal For Men

    Take a stand -- and sit down for what you believe in.

    Male representatives on the Sormland County Council in Sweden should sit rather than stand while urinating in office restrooms, according to a motion advanced by the local Left Party.

    Known as a socialist and feminist organization, the party claims that seated urination is more hygienic for men -- the practice decreases the likelihood of puddles and other unwanted residue forming in the stall -- in addition to being better for a man's health by more effectively emptying one's bladder, The Local reported.

    But not everyone agrees.

    "Men scatter urine not so much during the actual urination as during the 'shaking off' that follows," John Gamel, a professor at the University of Louisville, wrote while addressing the issue in 2009. "As a result, forcing men to sit while emptying their bladders will serve little purpose, since no man wants to shake himself off while remaining seated on the toilet."

    A representative from the party said he hopes to move toward sitting only bathrooms.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1590572.html

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    Well first off, this article is almost 2 years old. Second, I looked to find anything saying if this actually came to be a law and didn't see anything for it. Just more articles from this past summer stating essentially the same thing here, which makes me wonder if this is for real.

    Finally, good luck enforcing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard View Post
    Well first off, this article is almost 2 years old. Second, I looked to find anything saying if this actually came to be a law and didn't see anything for it. Just more articles from this past summer stating essentially the same thing here, which makes me wonder if this is for real.

    Finally, good luck enforcing this.
    Good points.

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    Does this irritate your sense of manliness, Rasofy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Does this irritate your sense of manliness, Rasofy?
    Sort of.

    It's symbolic, but deep down, I think this measure is more about ideology than efficiency. It's like some people have an ingrained premise stating that eliminating all sorts of perceived gender differences is a reasonable and fair measure - that is, providing 'privileged' males are paying the price.

    Otoh, if women were required to use a goGirl and urinate standing up, it would certainly be considered misogynistic by the left-wing p.c. patrol - no matter how efficient and clean the process is, because it clearly is a manifestation of a patriarchal society and thus should be combated.


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    Chuck Norris can crap standing up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post

    It's like some people have an ingrained premise stating that eliminating all sorts of perceived gender differences is a reasonable and fair measure - that is, providing 'privileged' males are paying the price.
    You can pee...WHILE STANDING UP!! Tell me how is that not privileged?!!?

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    Lol.

    First of all, they weren't pushing for criminalizing standing up while taking a piss. They wanted to have certain toilets you could only use sitting down, while those who wanted to stand up had to use other toilets were you're allowed to do so.

    Second, this was never something they wanted to enforce nationally. It was a suggestion from representatives of the Left Party working in the regional county council to introduce this in their own workplace. Not even in all county councils around the country, just the local one where they worked. The same idea could basically have been put forth in any kind of workplace, but since they're politicans, they made it sound like the Left Party tried to make it illegal (at least publications outside of Sweden did).

    Third, the article was published in Swedish newspapers two years ago and nothing has been heard about it since. I've noticed that foreign media usually write about these kind of things and either through misunderstandings or gross exaggerations paint a picture of the Swedish left as rabid enforcers of a socialist dictatorship, like the news story about the daycare that wouldn't use gendered language to prevent children from adopting traditional gender roles.

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    I can understand why christians and conservatives feel endangered. But men? Perhaps it is not men but machos that feel out of touch with the tide. @DiscoBiscuit?

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    I keep reading this as swedish fish unwed party. Disappointed that there is nothing about that
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    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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