• Urinals on the Outs in Portland, Oregon — What’s the Next Offensive Societal Feature to Go?

    Surge Summary: Urinals are going away in a Portland, Oregon government building. Why? Apparently they’re offensive to those who deny the difference between men and women.

    The oh-so-progressive City of Portland, Oregon has banned urinals in the $195 million remodel of the Portland Building. This is the structure housing the municipality’s administrative offices. Keep in mind, urinals use less water than conventional toilets, so they ought to be considered environmentally friendly. They are, however, considered a relic of a bygone era – an era, that is, when it was at least tolerable for men and women to be recognized as biologically different.

    No more. Thus, no accommodating of males who prefer peeing while standing up. Even though the old-fashioned hardware should be favored by water-conserving “Greens”, their priorities have crashed up against those of the LGTQ activists … and guess whose preferences have been – ahem – flushed away?

    Tyler O’Neil/PJ Media continues:

    A spokeswoman told NBC affiliate KGW News that she could not estimate how much it will cost to remove the urinals, which have been a feature of the building since its construction in 1982.

    But really, what price too high to exhibit one’s heroic “wokeness”?

    Tom Rinehart, Chief Administrative Officer for “The City of Roses”, communicated news of the urinal ban in an email to employees last February.

    “We will continue to have gender-specific (male and female) multi-stall restrooms that are readily available to any employee that prefers to use one. But, there will be no urinals in any restroom in the building. This will give us the flexibility we need for any future changes in signage,” he wrote.

    Preparing for the day when “gender-specific (male and female) multi-stall restrooms” will no longer exist (that is, no longer be allowed to exist) at all … how strategically far-thinking of the Portland solons!

    O’Neil expands:

    According to KGW, the building will have gender-neutral multi-stall bathrooms intended to be used by men and women together. These free-for-all restrooms — a dream come true for perverts — will be on the first, third, and fifteenth floors.

    Every floor will have at least one bathroom open to “any gender,” in most cases a single-stall restroom. Throughout the building, there will be 42 “all-user stalls” and 104 sex-specific stalls.

    Rinehart presented the triumphant urinal banishment as a step to “remove arbitrary barriers.” In the aforementioned email to employees, he expatiated,

    “I am convinced that this is the right way to ensure success as your employer, remove arbitrary barriers in our community, and provide leadership that is reflective of our shared values.”

    Leadership? These fools are being dragged around by the nose by the heralds of same-sex-attracted, gender-discombobulated daffiness, period. The fact that males are anatomically different from females and thus generally prefer a particular means of relieving themselves (which, by the way, is conveniently water-saving) is “arbitrary”? That reality must not be countenanced because making allowance for it somehow causes agita to mentally and/or emotionally disturbed individuals who don’t want anyone to be able to urinate from a vertical position? Where, pray tell, is the leadership there?

    Yet the ideology involved in such changes is far from universally shared. It relies on the idea that gender is a social construct unmoored from biological sex, so a male can identify as a woman and be respected as a woman. Many have advocated for opening restrooms to those who identify as transgender.

    But the transgender revolution denies men and women the privacy of using the bathroom with members of the same sex. Many men have abused Target’s gender-neutral bathrooms and changing rooms to spy on women in various states of undress. While the urinal ban and other gender-neutral bathroom changes are not intended to facilitate this disgusting behavior, there is no way to prevent such abuses with such a policy.

    By the way, what about “rights” for peeping Toms? Since we’re going down this road, don’t their feelings matter? How can they express themselves, how can they “identify” with who and what they are if they aren’t allowed to “peep” while ladies are “peeing”?

    Of course, the answer to all this lunacy has been evident to human beings for quite a few (thousands) of years, now.

    The difference between men and women is far from “arbitrary,” and both sexes deserve the right to bathroom privacy.

    For the moment, Oregon’s largest city still makes some provision for we old-fashioned types who continue to prefer the antediluvian option of sharing a restroom only with those of our same sex; or gender; or whatever.  Isn’t that sensitive of them!

    But a word of warning to traditional Oregonians: you probably shouldn’t get used to that compromise.

    H/T: Tyler O’Neil/PJ Media

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