Need to pee in Norway? “Urine” luck… if you’re a girl

Need to pee in Norway? “Urine” luck… if you’re a girl

I don’t know which is more bizarre: the headline or the story. The headline is “Urination will go to committee.” The story appears in a Norwegian newspaper, Aftenposten, and it involves a proposed school regulation that would—get this—require boys to pee sitting down.

Yes, you read that right. Apparently, the schools in Norway have unisex bathrooms, which is bad enough, and no urinals. Thus the girls are now complaining that the boys have poor aim and are leaving the seats wet. While I’m not ready to declare a man’s right to pee standing up as God given, I am somewhat in agreement with this politician:

“When boys are not allowed to pee in the natural way, the way boys have done for generations, it is meddling with God’s work,” Kleppe told the newspaper.

“It is a human right not to have to sit down like a girl,” Kleppe said.

I guess it hasn’t occurred to anyone to provide separate bathrooms and urinals for the boys. Oh no, that would be gender discrimination and we all know that boys and girls are exactly alike in all ways. Except boys can stand to pee, of course.

“Feminism: Emasculating men since the sexual revolution.”

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