Jump to content



Photo

Restaurant removes urinals shaped like woman's mouth


  • Please log in to reply
50 replies to this topic

#1 TEO

TEO

    VibeGuide

  • VibeGuide
  • 22,591 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:10 PM


Posted ImageAFP - A sumptuous new French restaurant in Sydney said Wednesday it would remove two urinals designed to resemble a woman's lipsticked mouth, apologising for any offence they have caused.

The Ananas Bar and Brasserie said the bright red-lipped urinals shaped like an open mouth were "a commonly used European design piece from female Dutch artist Meike van Schijndel".

"We sincerely apologise if they have caused offence. They are being removed today," a spokeswoman said in a statement.

The stylish restaurant opened three weeks ago, with the Sydney Morning Herald's food reviewer describing the urinals as "no real surprise here at Ananas, merely adding to the extraordinary collision of statements and intent".

But feminist, former political adviser and writer Anne Summers said the design was offensive. "Misogyny is very widespread, and this is just an example of misogyny," said Summers.

"The concept is pretty challenging and confronting. They're asking men to put their d(expletive) in these mouths as urinals."

Australia is the grip of a fierce political debate about sexism after Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the nation's first woman leader, accused opposition leader Tony Abbott of being a misogynist.

The unmarried Gillard said Tuesday she had been personally offended by many of Abbott's remarks over the years -- from urging her to "make an honest woman of herself", to his cat-calling at her in parliament.

"If he wants to know what misogyny looks like in modern Australia, he doesn't need a motion in the House of Representatives, he needs a mirror," she said in stinging comments.


#2 nancykind

nancykind

    VibeGuide

  • VibeGuide
  • 15,583 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:13 PM

"The concept is pretty challenging and confronting. They're asking men to put their d(expletive) in these mouths as urinals."

well that IS pretty challenging.

:huh:

#3 TheDHJ

TheDHJ
  • VibeTribe
  • 31,371 posts
  • LocationSouthern Colorado

Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:16 PM

What a bunch of apologetic pussies. :rolleyes: How can you be offended by something present where you don't belong?

#4 Java Time

Java Time
  • VibeTribe
  • 9,981 posts
  • Locationthe Island

Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:27 PM

silly...I see it as rolling stones...I don't see it as a "woman's" mouth.

#5 nancykind

nancykind

    VibeGuide

  • VibeGuide
  • 15,583 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:30 PM

that was my first thought too, actually :dunno:

#6 TEO

TEO

    VibeGuide

  • VibeGuide
  • 22,591 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:31 PM

Mine too!

#7 Joker

Joker
  • VibeTribe
  • 11,527 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:33 PM

Gonna have to open wider than that :rolleyes:

#8 Phishfolk

Phishfolk
  • VibeTribe
  • 8,850 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:40 PM

Those teeth just made me retract :afro:

#9 Julius

Julius
  • VibeTribe
  • 10,922 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:40 PM

Generally I stand well back and make a wide arc to the target. . . I might behave differently with these. :lol:

Pretty practical I'd say. . . fewer drips on the floor.

#10 Tim the Beek

Tim the Beek
  • VibeTribe
  • 15,885 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:41 PM

I have never once put my d(expletive) in a urinal.

#11 tyedyedee

tyedyedee

    uniquely dee

  • VibeTribe
  • 9,489 posts
  • Locationboston-ish

Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:43 PM

ok, so i see three of the urinals in question in the picture, and the article states that they are removing two...so i guess the protesters were ok with 1, but not three? :huh:

#12 Mind Left Body

Mind Left Body
  • VibeTribe
  • 1,794 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:52 PM

ok, so i see three of the urinals in question in the picture, and the article states that they are removing two...so i guess the protesters were ok with 1, but not three? :huh:


:lol:

#13 KrisNYG

KrisNYG
  • VibeTribe
  • 8,961 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:00 PM

ok, so i see three of the urinals in question in the picture, and the article states that they are removing two...so i guess the protesters were ok with 1, but not three? :huh:


HAH!

And yes, I only thought of Mick Jagger when I saw this. :lol:

#14 TEO

TEO

    VibeGuide

  • VibeGuide
  • 22,591 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:03 PM

I was thinking one of them is a mirrored relection, unless they would really stick one in the corner like that.

#15 Julius

Julius
  • VibeTribe
  • 10,922 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:06 PM

Now if the drain was shaped like a tongue ring. . . :naughty:

#16 TakeAStepBack

TakeAStepBack
  • VibeTribe
  • 18,448 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:13 PM

Just look at the terrible positioning of these urinals!
Urinal #2 should be facing the same way as urinal #1. Otherwise, urinal #2 should just be removed as breaking every rule of the men's room etiquette guide.

Wait, this is about politically correct urinating? :rolleyes:

leave it to the "we know what is best" parasite class.

#17 In A Silent Way

In A Silent Way
  • VibeTribe
  • 26,784 posts
  • LocationShoreline, CT

Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:15 PM

It looks like a tight squeeze in the corner. They should remove the middle urinal. It offends me.

#18 TakeAStepBack

TakeAStepBack
  • VibeTribe
  • 18,448 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:17 PM

It looks like a tight squeeze in the corner. They should remove the middle urinal. It offends me.


Like.

#19 In A Silent Way

In A Silent Way
  • VibeTribe
  • 26,784 posts
  • LocationShoreline, CT

Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:22 PM

Just look at the terrible positioning of these urinals!
Urinal #2 should be facing the same way as urinal #1. Otherwise, urinal #2 should just be removed as breaking every rule of the men's room etiquette guide.

Wait, this is about politically correct urinating? :rolleyes:

leave it to the "we know what is best" parasite class.


Ser-biz. Nobody is ever going to squeeze in between 1 and 3 unless they're loaded for bear.

#20 KrisNYG

KrisNYG
  • VibeTribe
  • 8,961 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:37 PM

Now if the drain was shaped like a tongue ring. . . :naughty:


:facepalm: You are one twisted SOB! :rolling:

#21 SunshineDrummer

SunshineDrummer

    VibeGuide

  • VibeGuide
  • 12,277 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:53 PM

:picardfp: You are one twisted SOB! :rolling:


You just figured this out? :lol:

#22 KrisNYG

KrisNYG
  • VibeTribe
  • 8,961 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:08 PM

You just figured this out? :lol:


Oh hell no! :lol: Actually one of the qualities I find most endearing. I am rarely shocked by his antics but I have to say, I would have listed "sticking dick in public urinal" in the "Turn Offs" category rather than in the "Turn Ons". Way to keep me on my toes, Julius! :thup:

#23 TEO

TEO

    VibeGuide

  • VibeGuide
  • 22,591 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:09 PM

How can they tell it is a woman's mouth rather than a man's?

#24 SunshineDrummer

SunshineDrummer

    VibeGuide

  • VibeGuide
  • 12,277 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:30 PM

The red lipstick?

Though the first thing I thought of when I saw the picture was the Stones.

#25 TEO

TEO

    VibeGuide

  • VibeGuide
  • 22,591 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:41 PM

I've seen dudes wearing red lipstick. :wink:

#26 SunshineDrummer

SunshineDrummer

    VibeGuide

  • VibeGuide
  • 12,277 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:53 PM

True.....

Maybe its supposed to be:

Posted Image

#27 u.s.blues

u.s.blues
  • VibeTribe
  • 3,385 posts

Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:06 PM

silly...I see it as rolling stones...I don't see it as a "woman's" mouth.


same here

#28 KittyRocks

KittyRocks
  • VibeTribe
  • 4,062 posts

Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:25 AM

misogyny? pu-lease. feminists need to learn to have some humor. they waste their time fighting jokes when they could be doing something actually valuable.

#29 seany

seany
  • VibeTribe
  • 7,770 posts

Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:02 AM

Just look at the terrible positioning of these urinals!
Urinal #2 should be facing the same way as urinal #1. Otherwise, urinal #2 should just be removed as breaking every rule of the men's room etiquette guide.


Clearly you've never been to the men's room at the Paradise in Boston. I'm sure they needed to add a urinal to comply with some sort of capacity ordinance, but their solution was basically to stick one in the corner like that.

#30 Ginger Snap

Ginger Snap
  • VibeTribe
  • 12,536 posts

Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:10 AM

Clearly you've never been to the men's room at the Paradise in Boston. I'm sure they needed to add a urinal to comply with some sort of capacity ordinance, but their solution was basically to stick one in the corner like that.


Use the handicapped on the corner of the hall. It's always empty, has a lock, and there's plenty of room for friends. :naughty:

#31 seany

seany
  • VibeTribe
  • 7,770 posts

Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:13 AM

Always thinking, aren't you? :lol:

#32 scarfire

scarfire
  • VibeTribe
  • 1,415 posts
  • Locationmatzah pizza

Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:58 PM

interesting TEO.

i've been considering updating my master bath and have been looking into these modern vanities.

Posted Image

#33 tyedyedee

tyedyedee

    uniquely dee

  • VibeTribe
  • 9,489 posts
  • Locationboston-ish

Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:07 PM

Use the handicapped on the corner of the hall. It's always empty, has a lock, and there's plenty of room for friends. :naughty:


and habit has done it in there so there is that, too :shocked:

#34 Joker

Joker
  • VibeTribe
  • 11,527 posts

Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:15 PM

Clearly you've never been to the men's room at the Paradise in Boston. I'm sure they needed to add a urinal to comply with some sort of capacity ordinance, but their solution was basically to stick one in the corner like that.

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw that pic.

Use the handicapped on the corner of the hall. It's always empty, has a lock, and there's plenty of room for friends. :naughty:

I once walked in on a couple in there who had forgotten to lock the door :lol:

#35 TakeAStepBack

TakeAStepBack
  • VibeTribe
  • 18,448 posts

Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:13 PM

Clearly you've never been to the men's room at the Paradise in Boston. I'm sure they needed to add a urinal to comply with some sort of capacity ordinance, but their solution was basically to stick one in the corner like that.


I have not, no. However, in a bar room or club, this move is especially offensive. That corner urinal is the one where like IASW said, you're load bearing. One drunk comes in on the urinal behind you and the next thing you know your pants are pissed on by a swaying urinator. :joker:

it's the "last resort" urinal. :lol:

#36 Java Time

Java Time
  • VibeTribe
  • 9,981 posts
  • Locationthe Island

Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:20 PM

I hear they're replacing them with more "manlier" mouth shaped urinals...ahhh the french...oui

#37 Lemireacle

Lemireacle
  • VibeTribe
  • 27,760 posts

Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:18 PM

Clearly you've never been to the men's room at the Paradise in Boston. I'm sure they needed to add a urinal to comply with some sort of capacity ordinance, but their solution was basically to stick one in the corner like that.


well played :lol:

#38 In A Silent Way

In A Silent Way
  • VibeTribe
  • 26,784 posts
  • LocationShoreline, CT

Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:14 PM

I have not, no. However, in a bar room or club, this move is especially offensive. That corner urinal is the one where like IASW said, you're load bearing. One drunk comes in on the urinal behind you and the next thing you know your pants are pissed on by a swaying urinator. :joker:

it's the "last resort" urinal. :lol:


Even if you're at #1 or #3, if some guy walks in filled beyond capacity, he's gonna be headed for #2 unzipping as as he walks in. If he breaks the seal before he gets within range, both #1 and #3 get soaked.

#39 Jwheelz

Jwheelz
  • VibeTribe
  • 5,841 posts
  • LocationNutmeg State

Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:28 PM

I'm really glad that I don't have to touch any surfaces in handicapped bathrooms... I'd really hate to see what a black light would reveal next time I go into one :lol:

#40 musicfan

musicfan
  • VibeTribe
  • 605 posts

Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:34 PM

I still think the worse is the dreaded troft... Guys crossing streams and getting splashed on....

#41 cheeseweasel

cheeseweasel
  • VibeTribe
  • 802 posts

Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:42 PM

Why not simply balance it out by shaping the ladies' toilet seats like men's ears?

#42 Java Time

Java Time
  • VibeTribe
  • 9,981 posts
  • Locationthe Island

Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:59 PM

I still think the worse is the dreaded troft... Guys crossing streams and getting splashed on....


I will only trough in an emergency...especially the ones at foot level :puke:

#43 In A Silent Way

In A Silent Way
  • VibeTribe
  • 26,784 posts
  • LocationShoreline, CT

Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:20 PM

I still think the worse is the dreaded troft... Guys crossing streams and getting splashed on....


Yale Bowl'd

#44 August West

August West
  • VibeTribe
  • 9,224 posts

Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:41 PM

Posted Image

#45 Java Time

Java Time
  • VibeTribe
  • 9,981 posts
  • Locationthe Island

Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:46 PM

Posted Image


meh...could tolerate a troft (trough?) if I had black pants on :funny1:

#46 KrisNYG

KrisNYG
  • VibeTribe
  • 8,961 posts

Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:48 PM

Yale Bowl'd

meh...could tolerate a troft (trough?) if I had black pants on :funny1:


You sure about that?

Posted Image

#47 August West

August West
  • VibeTribe
  • 9,224 posts

Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:11 PM

just give me a place to pee without getting arrested and i'm happy

#48 cdrhead

cdrhead
  • VibeTribe
  • 4,133 posts

Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:32 PM

silly...I see it as rolling stones...I don't see it as a "woman's" mouth.

That's because that's what it is....I can't believe anyone would complain about something like that and what are the women doing in the mens room anyway :goudgrijp_6_2:

http://www.tmz.com/2...stones-urinals/

#49 August West

August West
  • VibeTribe
  • 9,224 posts

Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

That's because that's what it is....I can't believe anyone would complain about something like that and what are the women doing in the mens room anyway :goudgrijp_6_2:




real men go into the ladies room

who wants to drag a woman into a place where men piss in the sinks

#50 Java Time

Java Time
  • VibeTribe
  • 9,981 posts
  • Locationthe Island

Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:23 PM

You sure about that?

Posted Image


...except for there...I think I'd be better off pissing myself...at least I'll know whose urine is on me.


pissing one's self helped build America :smile: