A fairly uncommon road sign point men towards a nearby urinal in an area of Amsterdam, Netherlands on Jan. Dutch women are crying over sexism after a woman was fined for peeing in an Amsterdam alleyway and told she should have used a public urinal instead. The year-old Dutch woman told reporters that all of the nearby bars and restaurants were closed and the closest public washroom was a few kilometres away. Given that the city has only three public toilets designed for women, compared to 35 public urinals for men, Piening decided it was unfair she received a fine and chose to fight it in court.
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A woman has been fined after she urinated in an alleyway in the centre of Amsterdam, sparking a sexism row. Geerte Piening, 23, decided to urinate on the street after a night drinking in the capital in She said she was around two kilometres away from the nearest public toilet when she was caught by three police officers. He added that although there were not many public toilets in the capital, the council was not obliged to build more. In response to the judge's comments, women have argued that the expectation they use a male urinal is ridiculous. They have mocked the suggestion on social media with images demonstrating the practical difficulties of using the urinals alongside the hashtag "wildplassen" — the Dutch term used for peeing in public. A protest was set to take place in central Amsterdam during which women tried to use a male urinal, but it was cancelled on Wednesday after organisers said too many people planned to attend.
They had to 'shield each other with jumpers' in what was described as a 'degrading' experience. Women have described the 'degrading' experience of going to the toilet at the Stereophonics gig, as some were forced to urinate against fences and 'shield each other with their jumpers' as they claimed there were not enough toilet facilities to cater for the masses. Thousands of people packed into Swansea's Singleton Park to watch Kelly Jones' band put on a spectacular performance on stage. The Cwmaman rockers performed all their hits to the delight of fans who turned up for the gig, which was 20 years on from their famous show at the old Morfa Stadium. But whilst there were no complaints about the band's performance, many have arisen over the toilet facilities available to cater for the huge crowd.
These are external links and will open in a new window. The Dutch capital offers 35 public urinals for men compared with just three toilets designed for women. Geerte Piening, 23, was caught short after a night out drinking in Amsterdam's vibrant Leidseplein in