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Sexual Inequality

January 31, 2012

There’s this movie theatre in my town. Big theatre. It’s a multiplex. It’s a multi-multi-multiplex. It has thirty friggin’ screens.

Only ten of them are in use because the theatre is a ghost town. More than half of the building is boarded off.

Kinda sad really.

But this place is discriminating to men.

The men’s room is pretty basic. You got some urinals. You got some stalls. You got some sinks. You even got a baby diaper changing station. Pretty standard public men’s room.

Then I saw the lady’s room.

Toilet stalls and sinks. Okay, that’s fine. No urinals. That’s fine too. But in the wider room, yes folks, the lady’s room is a wider room, bigger room; there’s a huge lounge bench. There’s some pseudo-foliage in rock planters. The bench is padded. This is not a room to take a leak in, this is a room to relax.


7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 31, 2012 7:37 am

    No point having fancy men’s toilets – it just gets peed on.

    No point in having fany WOMEN’s toilets either. They just get peed on (and bled on too).

  2. January 31, 2012 8:17 am

    Interesting observation. I’ve noticed this myself over the years.

    Once, when I was young and foolish, I went out with a couple of buddies. We ended up at a hotel bar (nice place, might’ve been something like a Sheraton or Marriott). On our way out, of course, we hit the men’s room. I observed the MASSIVE, ornate mirror and frame, the banks of lotions and perfumes, and the well-padded, comfy-looking bench stretching across one wall.

    And yeah, plants and small decorations everywhere. But it was the lack of urinals which got our attention. When we went out the door we looked again at the sign on it, and it clearly read “WOMEN”. We were SURE, beyond DOUBT, we’d gone into the MEN’S room, though.

    We never did figure out what happened. We sort of assumed some prankster switched the signs on the doors, but we never checked to see if that could even be done.

    Should’ve learned a lesson then about drinking, but did I? Ha.

    Oh yeah, the men’s room in the Toronto Sheraton is absolutely lovely. That was a piss I’ll never forget.

  3. Bob permalink
    January 31, 2012 10:11 am

    What theatre are you referring to? I never knew there was a theatre that had half of its place closed down.

    How many theatres in my town?

  4. January 31, 2012 2:16 pm

    And you know this how?

    I looked.

  5. January 31, 2012 6:21 pm

    why were you in the ladies room again?

    we need the comfy chairs because we ALWAYS have to wait in freakin’ LINE because a woman apparently can’t piss in less than 30 minutes. (yes. a pet peeve. piss and leave, ladies. piss and leave.)

    I was in there to see the couch.

  6. Riot Kitty permalink
    February 1, 2012 1:05 am

    This is unheard of!

    What? A man saying that men are being discriminated against or a woman’s bathroom having furniture and ambience.

  7. February 1, 2012 2:06 am

    It’s not a “relaxation room” so much as a nursing room for mothers who want a place to nurse their babies that isn’t in public, and isn’t a toilet. Start lactating and you’re in!

    Because a movie theatre is a great place to take a still-nursing baby?

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