Finally There is Gender Equality!

One of the coolest things about being a guy is about to be bested by feminists.

Ladies, Stand Up and Pee!


Though from the looks of this thing I guess all we ever needed was a funnel. I guess it’s that easy? Fashion a funnel at an angle with a curved shoehorn-like bowl, and presto, women are liberated! It’s true that we gals really, really need an alternative to sitting on (or squatting above) nasty gas-station toilets. [My wife would say avoid the problem all together and either wait till you are at a reputable restroom or (pardon the term) “man up” and take a jaunt outside.] It’s a big-time pain in the ass for women to have to sit and squat all the time, same goes for things like menstruating, childbirth, and childrearing; we put up with a lot because of our anatomy. But on the pee front I’m not yet convinced that the Brits’ SheWee has broken the porcelain ceiling.

First off, the physics of it seems really challenging, which is probably why we haven’t seen a SheWee before. I mean, we have a female condom, we have boxer shorts for women, but, like lady Viagra, the bipedal pee has heretofore eluded us. Second, the site insists that you can use the SheWee “without removing your clothes.” Hmm, I’m not trusting that molded funnel to catch everything and keep my clothes, and shoes, wee free. Plus, it’s reusable and is supposed to be put back in a bag between uses, which means you’re carrying around urine between liberated pee stops. The SheWee is perfect, says the site, for so many occasions: in the car, while scuba diving, on Everest. In fact, the SheWee promises that NOW you can “hike/climb/ski/jog off the beaten track, miles from the nearest toilet.” Because women wouldn’t even think of doing any of these things if they didn’t have a plastic urine-covered funnel in their pocket.

It’s the usual feminine hygiene sell, that a device, whether it’s a Swiffer, douching with Lysol (“Still the girl he married“), or NuvaRing (“Let Freedom Ring“), is what’s going to free women from the bonds of their pesky vaginas.

All this said I just might get me a SheWee and give it a try, because how could anyone resist a product that lets you “travel the world with the comfort of home in your pocket.”

Elizabeth Gettelman is the managing editor at Mother Jones. To follow her on Twitter, click here.

The tone of the post above seems a bit satirical but there is still plenty of truth concerning the seeming hatred that many feminists (not saying that the author is one) harbor for their gender and bodies. The myth that there is a better gender is just that. Both male and female have their natural functions and are complimentary not contradictory. If any person has an issue with that they should take it up with God (designer) and/or Adam and Eve (Original Sin). However, many who have a problem with the way we are may never get that chance.

Anyway, being able to pee while standing up ain’t always all it’s cracked up to be. There’s:

  • the morning issue
  • the toilet seat issue (there are consequences)
  • the “coloring outside the lines” issue
  • the cold issue
  • the cold hands issue
  • the “I am tempted to go somewhere in public because I gotta go and I can” issue (jail time)

There are probably more issues that are unique to each guy’s experience.

Let’s pray that we all can come to an understanding of what it means to be a man or a woman and our roles therein.

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