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MUST WOMEN SIT TO PEE?

The other day I quite randomly hit a link about women standing to urinate and it occurred to me that lies can come in many guises.  I mailed Denise at www.restrooms.org and asked her if she would send in a small piece on how women standing to pee might relate to Lies People Tell.

A Syracuse woman writes in to Denise:

I am interested in sociology and your information has been a real eye opener. As I read about cultures where women stand and men sit to urinate, I couldn't get over how well we are socialized.

I always thought sitting was a biological necessity for women. After drinking lots of water and trying it in the bathtub a few times, I learned from practical experience it isn't biological, but rather cultural for women to pee sitting.

To think I've washed down about every toilet on the turnpike for my daughter (when she was little) and myself. Aaaarrrrrrrgh! What a waste of time.

It's incredible what we accept as conventional wisdom!

Find out more at: http://www.restrooms.org/standing.html

Do you have to sit?

Illustration by: Sean Simmans

 

 

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