Hi-end Australian restaurant removes urinals shaped like woman's mouth

10 October 2012 - 20H23
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.
http://www.france24.com/en/20121010-restaurant-removes-urinals-shaped-like-womans-mouth
=============Urinals created by Dutch designer Meike van Schijndel are pictured in Germany in 2008.
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============== 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.
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On 10/11/2012 10:11 AM, Jan Itor wrote:

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And this was posted to home repair because.......??????
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On Thu, 11 Oct 2012 11:35:23 -0400, Peter wrote:

To let any home repair guys know that if they are in the market for bright red-lipped urinals shaped like open mouths they should keep an eye on eBay??
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People here have a warped sense of humour. The OP knows this. They are more interested in this stuff than fixing their home.
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Some men have man caves. Some man caves have urinals. This conversation piece would fit right at home in such a place.
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Not in my place. Ask my wife.
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Does this mean: (1) She won't let you have a man cave? (2) You can have a man cave, but you can't have a urinal in it (3) She wouldn't approve of this sort of urinal?
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