Aug 29 2012
Is it an unnecessary form of emasculation or a reasonable expectation of men in the modern age? The minister of Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has said that men should sit down when urinating. The BBC reports that Stephen Shen has stirred debate online by suggesting the change in bathroom habits would lean to a cleaner environment. Shen has instructed local governments to put up notices in public restrooms “advising” men to sit when using the toilet.
In June, Sweden’s Left Party put forward a motion requiring men to sit down when using the toilet. Along with improved public hygienic standards, the Left Party cited research that it claims shows men “empty their bladders more effectively” when sitting down.
Why am I not surprised that the article notes that 30% of men in Japan sit while peeing? I had no idea this was a growing trend. If Japan and China go all in on sitting down to pee it’s only a matter of time before we’re all sitting down to pee. Thus negating having a penis as BIGGEST ADVANTAGE of ALL-TIME in the history of the world. Note: from the look of this picture the Japanese are so advanced they don’t even have to take their pants down to sit down and pee. Wild.