a) The person behind the proposal, Viggo Hansen, is a man. And no where does it actually state that he is a feminist. It only mentions that he is a member of a party that has ties to socialism and feminism. Most left/liberal leaning groups do. The left party is not a strictly feminist group/organization. The motion being proposed is not an issue related to feminism, and in no way is forcing men to sit down while peeing some ~feminist agenda~.
I know 'hen' is a man. Men can be feminists, I'm sure you're aware. He is a member of a party that has ties to feminism as you stated. It is a known feminist topic. He sure sounds like a feminist.
b) The proposal relates to one specific office (not every toilet in Sweden) in which Hansen wants to implement a unisex bathroom policy. Therefore enforcing a no-peeing on the seats mandate would be a simple courtesy to those who have to sit down, as well as to serve obvious hygienic purposes. The idea of labeling separate toilets for men who wish to stand is also mentioned in one article
The proposal relates
(since you used the term) to another area in Norway, where he got the idea from. Ideas and ideologies spread. It's a political issue now. That is the situation.
Peeing sitting down for males is not more hygenic. You come into unnecessary contact with a toilet seat which you otherwise would not have. A toilet seat which has come into contact with dozens, hundreds etc number of peoples backside before hand. You're potentially coming into contact with millions of bacteria each time you sit.
The risk of toilet water, ones own urine spraying back is increased, being closer to the urinal water - for men who can pee properly with proper manners.
You are lower to the toilet bowl and flushing area. Each time someone flushes a toilet there is a cloud of bacteria which rises above head height, even with the lid down when flushed this escapes. You are more exposed to this cloud when sitting.
You risk greater penile contact with the toilet seat, the underside of it etc, as one now has to pee sitting down. You also risk higher forearm contact with the toilet seat.
It's not more hygenic at all. Sorry for some of the details there is that's offensive to anyone.
Maybe Hansen is a feminist, maybe he isn't. But that has **** all to do with his proposal.
He is a feminist. It is political. It has potentially everything to do with it.
'I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.'
bizarrely disproportionate fear and paranoia concerning feminism.
- Actor, academic feminist, lecturer at universities.
'I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig'
- Well known feminist activist, multiple feminist literature author, lecturer
Very main stream, at the top feminists which have a great deal of influence in society. It's not bizarre to criticise a hate movement and it's not disproportionate.