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Chinese women begin to occupy public men's toilets
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

In a country of 1.3 billion people, finding a place to go to the bathroom in China can be a daunting task. This is complicated even further for women, who have to endure longer lines and experience a disproportional ratio of bathrooms to men. According to MSNBC.com, a group of Chinese women in Guangzhou decided they couldn't take it anymore and have decided to occupy male bathrooms as a form of public protest.


The group began to hand out flyers demanding that the government increase the number of bathrooms for women to twice that of men and open up more unisex bathrooms in public places like train stations and shopping plazas.


According to the Huffington Post, the campaign has begun to show early successes. The city of Guangzhou is in the beginning stages of planning a minimum men's-to-women's toilet ratio at 1 to 1.5.


In the future, the group plans to expand its protest to the capitol of Beijing to gain the attention of senior officials. While the issue proves to be divisive in China, do you think the ratio of men's to women's bathrooms in the United States is acceptable?

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