Rise of 'potty power': Why women are left waiting for toilet

LADIES, ever wondered why you're stuck waiting in line for the women's toilets while the men's queue rolls right along.

You're not alone!

A new survey found 59 per cent of women had to regularly queue to go the toilet while just 11 per cent of men reported the same wait.

The major cause of the disparity seems to be toilet architecture: men's and women's toilets tend to be constructed the same size, but studies show that the requirements for women reflect in usage time.

Women are more frequent visitors to the toilet, tend to wear more clothes or carry more bags, use toilets to change sanitary products and are often saddled with smaller children.

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Longer time in the loo. Longer the wait time for those in line.

But a social movement is looking to address this problem and bring equality back to the restroom. It's called 'potty parity'.

'Potty parity' refers to advocacy groups which are trying to address the problem through legislature which is often based on out-of-date building regulations.


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