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Old 06-25-2019, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ/Amagansett, NY
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A sort of related, European public restroom story. A month ago, I took the wife and kids to Paris, and while walking around the Champs-Élysées, I realized I had to use the restroom. I saw a sign for McDonalds, so I figured I would use the bathroom there. When I found where they keep the restrooms, there was a long line of only women. I shrugged my shoulders and stood on line.

One of the women tapped me and pointed to urinals on the wall, right out there in the open where the women were on line. Then some guy came in and used one of the urinals, right there in front of everyone, and nobody thought anything weird about it. So I figured “when in Rome”, and I used the urinal too, and was on my way.

 
Old 06-25-2019, 08:06 AM
 
Location: USA
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Women can be very demanding when it comes to the bathroom. I was at a concert at Red Rocks (outside of Denver), and it was of course crowded. Of course the lines to the women's bathroom were long, so some of them decided to just use the Men's room. I found it odd to have women rambling around behind me while at the urinal. They all seemed to think it was a big joke, and were laughing and having a good ole time. What if men had done that to them? No I did not feel "violated", but that thought did go through my mind.
 
Old 06-25-2019, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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A sort of related, European public restroom story. A month ago, I took the wife and kids to Paris, and while walking around the Champs-Élysées, I realized I had to use the restroom. I saw a sign for McDonalds, so I figured I would use the bathroom there. When I found where they keep the restrooms, there was a long line of only women. I shrugged my shoulders and stood on line.

One of the women tapped me and pointed to urinals on the wall, right out there in the open where the women were on line. Then some guy came in and used one of the urinals, right there in front of everyone, and nobody thought anything weird about it. So I figured “when in Rome”, and I used the urinal too, and was on my way.
Ahhhh. I have penis envy now.
Its either lady Jane or Depends.
 
Old 06-25-2019, 08:12 AM
 
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Women can be very demanding when it comes to the bathroom. I was at a concert at Red Rocks (outside of Denver), and it was of course crowded. Of course the lines to the women's bathroom were long, so some of them decided to just use the Men's room. I found it odd to have women rambling around behind me while at the urinal. They all seemed to think it was a big joke, and were laughing and having a good ole time. What if men had done that to them? No I did not feel "violated", but that thought did go through my mind.
I’ve gone in men’s restrooms before in the past, no big deal. And I wouldn’t care if men used the womens. We’re all in stalls anyway, it’s not like you can see anything unless you’re actively looking & if you’re actively looking, you’re the one with the problem (you in the general sense).
 
Old 06-25-2019, 08:15 AM
 
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First, a joke.

A little girl and a little boy were on their first camping trip. While in the woods, the boy feels the urge, so he unzips and does his business. The little girl looks over and remarks, "Wow, that's a handy little gadget to have on a camping trip!"

But seriously, it isn't only feminists who get stuck in the ever-present long lines virtually everywhere you go. Yes, even those God fearing traditional women are stuck with biology that makes it less convenient and more time consuming to relieve ourselves.

This is a problem for women everywhere. It needs to be addressed.
 
Old 06-25-2019, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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That doesn't sound like equality to me...

So basically, if you have enough space to build two equal sized restrooms... and each would ordinarily equally accommodate four stalls each, what these women are demanding is that men be given two stalls and women six stalls, because... "equality."
Let me know when men start getting periods, when they get pregnant, and when they get morning sickness from their pregnancies and then get back to me about the error in her reasoning. Women need to go to the bathroom more often and spend more time their for these reasons. And most of the time women are the ones who bring their small children to the bathroom too. And the also develop urinary incontinence more. So yes, she's exactly right.
 
Old 06-25-2019, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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I will say ONE thing in defense of making women’s bathrooms larger: children. Most small kids accompany Mom into public restrooms. More people = longer lines.
Male bathrooms don’t usually have diaper changing facilities.

It’s common to see females tending to young children potty in public facilities. Then there’s the young children who can take forever to relieve themselves while humming Twinkle- Twinkle.

And obviously it takes more time to take off your coat, pull down one’s pants, take care of business and WASH up afterwards.

At one point in time I had an office across from the men’s room. I spent a lot of time on the phone and during calls observed male peers entering/ exiting the bathroom. About half were in the process of unzipping before they entered. Given the elapsed time between entry/ exit and the absence of the audible hand drier, it was obvious most did not wash their hands afterwards.

Then there were the guys with a newspaper who were obviously going to settle in for a spell.

Don’t get me started about the guy who brought his lunch in with him every day and eventually departed sans the bag.
 
Old 06-25-2019, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Let me know when men start getting periods, when they get pregnant, and when they get morning sickness from their pregnancies and then get back to me about the error in her reasoning. Women need to go to the bathroom more often and spend more time their for these reasons. And most of the time women are the ones who bring their small children to the bathroom too. And the also develop urinary incontinence more. So yes, she's exactly right.
Men don’t wait in lines for the bathroom because we go in there and do what needs to be done and leave. When women stop using it for a social center or to primp and fluff their hair then maybe they won’t wait in line.

Men don’t wait in line to go to the john
 
Old 06-25-2019, 08:21 AM
 
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I will say that women get a bad deal with public restrooms.
 
Old 06-25-2019, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Male bathrooms don’t usually have diaper changing facilities.

It’s common to see females tending to young children potty in public facilities. Then there’s the young children who can take forever to relieve themselves while humming Twinkle- Twinkle.

And obviously it takes more time to take off your coat, pull down one’s pants, take care of business and WASH up afterwards.

At one point in time I had an office across from the men’s room. I spent a lot of time on the phone and during calls observed male peers entering/ exiting the bathroom. About half were in the process of unzipping before they entered. Given the elapsed time between entry/ exit and the absence of the audible hand drier, it was obvious most did not wash their hands afterwards.

Then there were the guys with a newspaper who were obviously going to settle in for a spell.

Don’t get me started about the guy who brought his lunch in with him every day and eventually departed sans the bag.
So gross. My husband is a microchip engineer at one of the big tech companies and says he is mortified DAILY by the number of college-educated professional men he works with who use the restroom and walk out without washing their hands. It appalls him to think of these guys using group equipment, shaking hands, etc.
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