Wednesday, March 31, 2004

A whole lotta lip

From a story at

Virgin Atlantic Airways was forced to ditch plans to
offer hip, fun urinals in the men's rooms of its
lounge at New York's JFK Airport after feminists
complained that the designs were offensive to women,
reports the New York Daily News.

The airline wanted to put bright-red urinals shaped
like women's lips into the restrooms, but the National
Organization for Women had a hissy fit.

"I don't know many men who think it's cool to pee in a
woman's mouth, even a porcelain one," NOW President
Kim Gandy wrote on the group's Web site.

The company said in a statement that it was "very
sorry to hear of people's concerns about the design of
the 'Kisses' urinals" and that "no offense was ever
intended." The urinal, designed by a Dutch company,
was the idea of a female designer.

- OK. The mouth shaped urinals were in bad taste but
was it really anything that NOW had to get its
boxer/briefs in a wad about?