Students stand up for lady loos (2)

09:24, October 11, 2010      

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The urinals have drawn different reactions among the female students.

Zhang Qingzheng, a third-year history grad student, said the change was fascinating as it puts to an end female toilet habits that have lasted thou-sands of years.

"But each female urinal costs 2,000 yuan ($299) and it is not easy for girls to agree to stand to urinate," Zhang told the Global Times. "Why not try other economical and easier ways to save water, such as limiting the use of water in school bathrooms and cafeterias?"

Yan Caili, 25, thinks the change is significant but is yet to try out the new toilets. "I do not have the courage. But if I saw enough girls use it, I would too," she told the Global Times.

Qu said that since the female urinals first appeared on campus, only a few students have tried them out. Some are even too self-conscious to take a look.

According to the Shaanxi-based ChineseBusiness View, one girl at the university was so embarrassed on her first visit that she was unable to do the deed. "Two or three minutes passed, but I still could not pee," the unidentified person said.

But Qu is optimistic. "Urinals in the ladies' room are not uncommon in the US, Germany and Holland. They are even promoting their use in Hong Kong and Taiwan now," she said. "Pregnant women and the physically handicapped find it difficult to squat for regular toilets, and need these urinals. I think it will take 10 years before the whole society accepts it."Source: Global Times(By Liu Meng)
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