San Francisco's Disgusting Urinal

Since the 1960's, San Francisco has led the way in many innovative and liberal ways, from the hippy days that America emulated with its Grateful Dead, Quicksilver and other rock bands, to embracing Gay lifestyle, to a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants to hide from US Immigration. Now, in Dolores Park, they enter a new disgusting, low - a public, open air urinal for men.

It is unclear why this type of restroom was adopted because the park already has a small public restroom. The park was part of a two million dollar renovation plan of which the public urinal cost $15,000 to make. Once completed, it will have some 20 toilets for the public to use. so why is there a open air urinal where men pee in public behind a screen as a Bart train passes by?! Why invite such behavior when all you have to do is build the 20 toilets planned? Of course, several groups have already threaten to sue for violation of women civil rights since women cannot use the urinal (which is really just a drain on the ground behind a screen)? I suppose brave women could use the urinal also by squatting over the drain, which is just as disgusting as a man pulling out his penis and peeing.

The whole concept is anti-American. Peeing in public view does happen in the world but the USA has avoided this. In the Philippines, you often see men peeing along the main roads because there are few places to make a pit stop along their roads. Muni passengers, including children, have a full view of the urination facility at 20th and Church Streets.

A lawsuit is pending for the urinal to be removed. I, myself, would NEVER use this facility and would prefer a nice bush to use, which is the city's reason why the urinal was even built, because men would pee in the bushes instead of out in the open. I seriously doubt any guy will use this being that it is in full view and next to commuter trains!

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jpcmc 7 months ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

I really do not understand this waste of resources. Plus, more than just an eyesore, this is just a health violation. Even here in my country, men urinate on walls, and even on trees -poor trees. A little more discipline everywhere can make our world a more pleasing place.


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perrya 7 months ago Author

I agree

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