Wednesday, 3 May 2017


An upcoming meeting of a Niederösterreicher Green Party (die Grünen) chapter will be teaching woman how to urinate whilst standing—a talent that’s taken for granted, until confronted with a lack of facilities or woefully unsanitary ones.
Far from a frivolous topic, hygiene is a huge issue in developing countries especially and directly impacts women’s health—with a toilet and adequate plumbing being part of the dowry and condition of pre-nuptial agreements even in places where females might not have had much of a say in such matters. One of the councillors organising this summit laments that they’ve always brought up important and controversial issues but haven’t garnered this much attention in the dozen years that they’ve been hosting these gatherings.