Tourists visiting Paris will now see exposed urinals in some parts of the city.
The bright red “uritrottoirs” are an eco-friendly solution to stop men from peeing in public (but they are also in public O.o). There are no privacy shields on the units.
It’s called the “uritrottoir” public urinal.
The city of Paris has begun testing “uritrottoirs” which are filled with straw and can be used for compost within a year. They are also odor-free.
But this solution is making some residents angry. Some have even branded it discriminatory.
Gwendoline Coipeault of French feminist group Femmes Solidaires said: “They have been installed on a sexist proposition: men cannot control themselves (from the bladder point of view) and so all of society has to adapt.”. “The public space must be transformed to cause them minimum discomfort. “It’s absurd, no one needs to urinate in the street.”