Some fear the government will use the technology to flush out dissidents.
Some toilet talk, for ya.
Women have come to expect gazing over at the much shorter line for the mens' room. But why is that the norm, and does it have to be? One writer is calling out the inherent sexism of our public toilets.
Where did strangers answer the "call of nature" in Victorian London? At the start of Victoria's reign, options were limited. Some pubs had primitive outdoor "urinals" -- no more than a vertical slab of stone -- but men largely resorted to the nearest alley.
Dignity requires shifting from a worldview based on inevitability to one based on possibility. It requires bringing our best selves.
After traveling around the world for two years we've noticed many differences between America and the rest of the world. From the proper way to eat pizza to how to tell time, here are a few of our favorites.
Americans eat pizza the way it was intended, by picking up a slice with their hands. In other countries they daintily eat pizza the wrong way, (I grew up in New York so yes, I can be harshly judgmental about this,) with a knife and fork.
Loo, john, commode, porcelain god, toilet -- whatever you call it, we all need one at some point during our travels. So, why not make it an interesting stop along the way?
While the general relevance of gay culture for gay people tends to recede as homophobia rapidly falls off and integration speeds up, it shouldn't be a surprise that the world of anonymous sex persists and in fact flourishes. Like camp, it's the slutty sensibility of a culture of (too much) choice.
I had my own personal encounter with "Paris Syndrome." When I first saw the toilet, I never would've guessed that it was going to eat me alive -- which is not to say that it didn't look suspicious.