Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Offended women's groups demand toilet shaped like woman's mouth be removed from opera house

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An Austrian businessman announced Thursday that he would get rid of urinals shaped like a woman's mouth from a public toilet near Vienna's national opera, after facing pressure from politicians who demanded their removal.

The urinals, which are located in the "Opera Toilet," a lavishly decorated public restroom, feature thick, lipsticked lips, a set of teeth and a bright red tongue. "We think that it's tasteless, misogynistic and offensive," Marianne Lackner, media spokeswoman for the Vienna Department of Women's Affairs told The Associated Press.

The department, headed by Social Democrat Sonja Wehsely, said it was appealing to the owner's good will, but was also exploring the possibility of legal action.

Monika Vana, the Green Party's spokeswoman for women's affairs, also denounced the toilets, telling the Austria Press Agency that they are "sexist and inappropriate."

Report from local6.com

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Comments:
Is that tonque solely for decoration or is it-errrr-functional?
As you know, I am hardly a prude, but this thing is definitely in very poor taste. It should be removed.

Btw, I linked to this post on my blog here.
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