Determined to flush public restroom inequality down the drain, women in China have taken up an "Occupy" style protest against... men's toilets?
It's true. A Chinese student, Li Tingting (really?) from Beijing, has suffered the plight all women understand for much too long and is calling on Chinese women, indeed women worldwide, to stop the madness.
What's it all about? The maddening wait women have to suffer through on long lines outside public restrooms as men zip in, zip up and zip out.
"We want senior officials to pay attention to this issue," Tingting told one newspaper. "It is a big issue for many women. During the protest in Guangzhou, we conducted random surveys and found that the majority of people supported us."
So how does this tie in with the Occupy movement?
The idea is for women who are stuck on line to brazenly push their way in to the men's rooms in China, hopefully shaming those in power to increase the number of public toilets for women in order to handle the overflow.
Women the world over know the pain of these Chinese protestors. The problem exists in every public venue. But whose fault is it really?
The truth is, most men don't spend half their bathroom break touching up makeup and gabbing with pals in front of the mirror while the next round of patrons stand outside cooling their heels and stamping their cross-legged feet.
Still, who hasn't been there, man or woman? So this protest should get plenty of attention and has a good chance of succeeding.
And if it does, it'll be the first time a group won their protest by sitting down for their rights!
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