Seat up or seat down. Women want it down. Men want it up (ooo-err missus).
Feminists have made a huge issue out of toilets seats. They say that men who don’t care about their fellow earth passengers are inconsiderate lazy misogynists. For a man to be a real man he would always have the wishes of woman to the fore front of his mind and he should always put the toilet seat up during use and put it back down after use. For a man to really love his wife he will always think about the position of the toilet seat before he finishes in the loo.
However from my male point of view I think of the situation in a different way. I think women are lazy and irritating for forcing us to put the toilet seat down. In the middle of the night (and how many of us men have the need to go during the night) having to life the toilet seat up can be awkward when you are half asleep.
Women use the loo in the middle of the night too. Their problem is sitting on cold porcelain, which when half asleep will definitely wake you up. Though I gather (I have very limited experience of women’s usage of the loo) that many women crouch over the loo rather than sit on it. Something to do with the quality of the female toilets in pubs, bars, and clubs. I’ve even heard that women can use urinals too with some gymnastics.
For their to be true sexual equality in the john it shouldn’t be the seat that is down but the lid. That way both sexes have to lift part of the toilet apparatus to use it.
There is also the libertarian aspect to the problem. You should take personal responsibilty for your use of the toilet. You should not rely or force someone else to leave the toilet seat in a state to your preference.
Another inequality is the number of toilets. Why is there always a queue for female loos but hardly any for men’s. I know it’s to do with the average length of time that men and women take to have a tinkle. It’s also due to urinals being placed on the wall whilst toilets are always in cubicles which take up a lot more room. So for a given space, there will be more urinals than cubicles. So why after all these years of sexual equality have the building regulations not been brought up to date.
In some places, Edinburgh for example, the council has stipulated that it’s more important to have equal number of toilets even if the clientèle are mainly male (or female). So an old pub frequented mainly by men will have to spend lots of money to revamp the toilet facilities for the non-existent women to keep their license and that if they don’t the place will be closed down.
Why do newly built shopping centres still have queues for the women’s? Don’t they realise that even in this age of sexual equality that on average there are more women than men in a shopping centre.
One other point. Toilet rolls. Do you have it hanging at the front or back? Is it true that men have it hanging at the front and women at the back. Is it a sex related thing or just down to personal preferences.