Separate and unequal: Swedish Left Party says men should urinate sitting down

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Sweden is taking equal rights to a whole new level.

The local Left Party on the Sormland County Council has advanced a motion that says men on the council should sit, rather than the more common standing, while urinating in the office restrooms, The Local reports.

The party claims that seated urination is more hygienic for men as it decreases the likelihood of puddles.

Besides being a more efficient way to evacuate the bladder, there are health benefits associated with sitting-while-peeing. The act reduces risk for prostate problems and also helps men achieve a longer, healthier sex life, according to the party.

A representative of the Left Party said he hopes to eventually have sitting-only bathrooms.

The Left Party’s Viggo Hansen, a substitute member of the county council and the man responsible for the proposal, told Sveriges Television, “We want to give men the option of going into a clean toilet.”

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