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Should Standing Action Be Banned In Unisex Toilets?

Our night editor Elly Hart snapped this unusual image on top of a unisex toilet she visited after “eating Belgian waffles cooked by a Middle Eastern man at a Canadian cafe run by a Korean woman”. Whatever the origins, the message is clear: men should sit down regardless of what they’re planning to do in this bathroom. Is this a reasonable request?

The inability of men to remember to put the toilet seat down after urinating is a relatively tired meme when discussing gender differences, but I’ve never encountered this particular variant before. Part of me thinks “fair enough”. Part of me thinks “anyone who can’t control their spray isn’t necessarily going to leave the toilet in a fit state anyway”. What do you think? Does this sign go too far? Should the sign even be needed? Share your thoughts on bathroom etiquette in the comments.


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