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The welcome concept of 'potty parity'
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Anne Lee  Identity Verified
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Dec 5, 2003

I have just learned a new concept that I want to share with all the women on Proz.com: "potty parity".
A proposal was made by New York City councillors that builders must provide twice as many toilets for women as for men.
The bill is part of the so-called "potty parity" movement in the US. Fight on, sisters.
See the quiz on the BBC,
http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk


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giogi
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STARTING POINT Dec 5, 2003

if they kept on cleaning the existing ones!!!!!!!

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Edwal Rospigliosi  Identity Verified
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Bad math? Dec 5, 2003

Since when "two for you, one for me" is parity?

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Daina Jauntirans  Identity Verified
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Yes!!! Dec 5, 2003

Parity - well, not 1:1, but women's lines are usually twice as long because often there are as many or more children using the ladies room as women!

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Support Dec 6, 2003

Men stay on average shorter times (don't use make-up), are anatomically priviledged (sorry), do not wear tights nowadays - and after all, most cultural facilities like concert halls, operas, museums etc. have more female attendance than male visitors.¨
Twice as many seats for women serves also us men, since we don't have to wait so much for the lady to come back.


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sylvie malich
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Putzen Parity Dec 6, 2003

I'm waiting for a law that forces the men to sit down to pee...
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(sorry, couldn't help that)
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xxxTatiana Nero  Identity Verified
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Men do use those 2 to 1 ladies rooms, don´t they? Dec 6, 2003

I mean those little boys who come in packs with Mommies and those little boys who ride in the wombs and cause Mom to run like mad toward that place every 15 minutes (this alone would ask for more "potty parity". I don't think men would crave to share equally in this little problem. So - those are your wives and sisters, guys, be fair... Counting 2 and 1 on fingers is not a sound factor analysis here

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Edwal Rospigliosi  Identity Verified
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Incredible, but true Dec 6, 2003

sylvie malich wrote:

I'm waiting for a law that forces the men to sit down to pee...
(sorry, couldn't help that)
((C:


There was a try. One group of feminists in Sweden wanted to tear out all the urinals in grade schools because standing to pee allows boys to triumph in their masculinity, "a nasty macho gesture" and by extension degrading to women.

Incredible, right?

The link to this article is here:
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/walterwilliams/ww2000104.shtml

[Edited at 2003-12-06 15:38]

[Edited at 2003-12-06 15:52]


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Lorenzo Lilli  Identity Verified
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wow! Dec 6, 2003

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

Twice as many seats for women serves also us men, since we don't have to wait so much for the lady to come back.


Not a bad idea IMHO


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xxxIanW
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Let's be honest here ... Dec 7, 2003

Let's be honest here ... this is a thinly veiled attempt to allow women in bars and restaurants to flock to the toilet together in even greater numbers than they already do :->

[Edited at 2003-12-07 00:06]


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Hilary Davies Shelby
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Definitely! Dec 8, 2003

Maybe its a typo for "potty party"....

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