Good thing they’ve still got the bikini team*…
…because luring testosterone into the country might be their only remaining option:
Sweden is taking equal rights to a whole new level.
The local Left Party on the Sormland County Council has advanced a motion that says men on the council should sit, rather than the more common standing, while urinating in the office restrooms, The Local reports.
Not quite sure how that translates to “equal rights.” Women can’t pee standing up like men can, so it’s not fair? Is that it? Hope they don’t start using that argument on childbirth. Else they might have to start importing blondes for their bikini team, too.
The party claims that seated urination is more hygienic for men as it decreases the likelihood of puddles.
Just put cheerios in the bowl. Works like a charm.
Besides being a more efficient way to evacuate the bladder, there are health benefits associated with sitting-while-peeing. The act reduces risk for prostate problems and also helps men achieve a longer, healthier sex life, according to the party.
New research in the diverse fields of epidemiology, molecular biology, biomechanics, and physiology is converging toward a startling conclusion: Sitting is a public-health risk.
Women should really stand up when they pee, then. Hey, I’m only using Swedish logic.
A representative of the Left Party said he hopes to eventually have sitting-only bathrooms.
How do you create a “sitting only” bathroom? Men can pee standing up anywhere. What, do you rig the toilets with pressure plates, so they only open up when enough weight is placed on them? Or do you have to hire monitors to make sure the guys are sitting down?
The Left Party’s Viggo Hansen, a substitute member of the county council and the man responsible for the proposal, told Sveriges Television, “We want to give men the option of going into a clean toilet.”
Viggo Hansen, turn in your Man Card.
* No, they’re not really Swedish. I was just throwing those Swedes a bone.
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