Come one, come all to China – women that is. Finally, someone (I put my money on a woman) has figured out that the ratio of men’s toilets to women’s should not be equal.  Leave it to the country with a population of 1.3 billion to figure that out.

Beijing has implemented “guidelines” that suggest the ratio should be 1.5 or 2 to 1. The only problem is that they are not rules and are only applicable to public toilets in Beijing. However, Guangzhou came up with a mandatory regulation that will go into effect in the next few months. Female university students staged a protest and this prompted GZ government to address the issue. The campaign was called, “Occupy Men’s Toilets”. I’ve done that more than once but it was out of desperation, not in protest. In GZ it applies to malls and tourist attractions, not just public toilets. Just another reason to love GZ. 🙂

They may be squatters but there will be more of them. 😉

About vikarenously

I am an ex-pat living in Guangzhou, China. I am married to the man of my dreams who has indulged my love of travel by working hard enough to snag two international assignments. Oh yes, I also have two amazing children who accompanied us on our first one to Switzerland and are now mature and responsible adults which makes it so easy for us to experience this adventure as empty-nesters. Experience it vicariously with Karen.

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