In the past few months, I’ve heard various women on podcasts comment that they take their smart phones into the bathroom at work, so they can take a little break while answering the call of nature. I am so happy to find that I’m not the only one who does this.
About a year ago, I was chastised for taking my phone into the bathroom with me at work. Not by people at work, but by people online who thought it was sad that I couldn’t stay off my social networks long enough to pee.
Now, I have other women to back me up! Bringing your smartphone into the restroom is a great way to catch up on facebook, twitter, or email without coworkers seeing you or being tracked by whichever Big Brother system your company has in place.
Then today, as I walked out of the restroom slipping my phone back into my pocket, I realized using technology in the restroom was actually another step (maybe the final step?) towards female equality!
For centuries – nay, millenia! – men have mocked women for our inferior method of emptying our bladder. While we’ve hoisted our skirts and squatted, men happily laughed at us while writing their names in the snow. But now they shall laugh no more!!
Because of technology, we women have an even bigger bathroom benefit than men and their ability to stand – we get to use our smartphones for an entertaining 5 minute break alone in the stall.
Oh, sure, men can sit down when they pee, but they don’t like to. It’s an affront to their manliness, plus if they go in the stall or take more than a minute, other guys will think they are the ones who left the foul stank in the Men’s Room. So, even though they can sit, they won’t.
We’ve come a long way, baby, and now technology has finally given us equality on the toilet.
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