German officials are planning to tackle one of the multiple remaining inequalities between the sexes: the queue for the loo.
A scheme has been proposed by Berlin authorities to develop urinals for women at public lavatories across the city.
A 99-page document titled ‘The Toilet Concept for Berlin’ has been produced by the city’s environmental council in collaboration with the private sector.
It concludes that “pissoirs” (urinals) should only be offered in future in combination with unisex lavatories and that female urinals should be developed.
“In the future urinals which can be used by all genders should be offered,” the report states.
I’m just wondering why such an obvious thing has not already been developed? Could there be some mechanical reason why it doesn’t work very well?
There is also a slight wonder, how does this interact with the rules further north, in Sweden, where there is that agitation to make it illegal for a man to piss standing up?