Rolling Stones Mouth Urinals Cause Uproar Among German Women

The Rolling Stones were masters of controversy in their heyday, but now it's their legacy which is causing a stir.

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The Rolling Stones were masters of controversy in their heyday, but now it's their legacy which is causing a stir.

A soon-to-be-opened museum in the German town of Luechow has had female fans in an a tiff over the urinals in the men's room, the L.A. Times reports. The urinals are based on the band's infamous red lips-and-tongue logo, which designer John Pasche created in 1971 and modeled after Mick Jagger's impressive mouth.

"It's discrimination against women," Roda Armbruster, a "local feminist", as the L.A. Times calls her. If the urinals featured a tongue, "it would have been acceptable", because otherwise the connection to Jagger would be made explicit (in the non-offensive way, we assume). Without it she claims, "It's a woman's mouth, not a man's mouth."

For his part, museum director Ulrich Schroeder said, "It's art. It's staying."

To be fair, would having a tongue between your legs while you do your business really be that much better?


Thanks for the report to Spinner.com.

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    WhoAMEye
    In response to the article though. If it had a tongue the mess would be indescribable. She didn't think did she... Typical
    jamie_hough
    Christ why do people have to find even the slightest thing to complain about these days? And seriously whats the problem - she doesnt have to use them? I dont understand her angle on discrimination too - is she arguing that there should be some equivilant in the ladies loos? Or that the urinal is somehow offensive and will spur men on to become rapists/porn obsessed/misoginysts (delete as and if appropriate). I wont say that she needs to get back in the kitchen (as loads of kids will no doubt think HILARIOUS to put in here) however I would tell her to get into the 21st century and lighten the f**k up.
    Eifler121
    I'm a little offended that she automatically assumes it's a man's mouth. How can you simply jump to that conclusion? Maybe if she were a little more educated and a little less intolerant, she would understand that women are not the only ones out there with luscious red lips.
    cargath
    So women don't have tongues? Also, urinating into a womans mouth is discriminating, but urinating into a mans mouth is not?
    Caustic
    For his part, museum director Ulrich Schroeder said, "It's art. It's staying."
    High five!
    WhoAMEye
    And another thing... Some women like drinking piss... i've seen videos. This feminist just doesn't know when to get off
    Eifler121
    WhoAMEye wrote: In response to the article though. If it had a tongue the mess would be indescribable. She didn't think did she... Typical
    Does she not understand how slides work? Or gravity?
    Pat_s1t
    To all feminists reading this, this is why you can't have nice things. People like her ruining it for you.
    Paddy McK
    How many women are actually going to see them and be offended? They're in a MEN'S bathroom
    Arr0wHead
    It's a MEN's ROOM. Isn't this a place inherently discriminatory towards women to start with? I say we respond in turn, telling her tampons CLEARLY resemble a phallus and are discriminatory, thus we must remove all tampon dispensers from ladies' rooms everywhere.
    Krieger91
    I can't stand people that can never find anything better to do with their lives than get annoyed at random things like this.
    ollerom_mot
    If THIS offends her, I guess it's just as well they didn't try to make an up-facing one with a tongue for the ladies' toilets...
    Minivirus2
    "OMG! Something I'll never come in contact with, in my life time, let alone ever even SEE, is a problem and I demand it be removed!" Yup, sounds like a feminist. Granted, I'm only 22, but from what i've seen in the last 10 years or so, the feminist movement is one of the more sexist things going. Point and case: I've heard/seen commercials for a womens retreat, but if there was ever a mens only retreat, all hell would break loose and the feminists would cry bloody murder. They define the term 'double standard' IMO.
    SkepsisMetal
    How about she kneels in the restroom for 24 hours a day while men relieve themselves into and (probably) around her mouth then see if she prefers having the novelty urinal there instead. It's quite a bit different from a woman's mouth...
    Basti95
    I hate it how feminism has completely forgotten what it's even about. Some people should just shut the **** up.
    Gee Halen
    'Rolling' is a too macho expression for 'moving'. Also, 'stone' emphasizes masculinity. I think they should change their name to 'Gliding Petals'.
    Flynn Oslo
    >Woman >Urinal LOL As if those 2 things are in any way related. Therefore, women, it is none of your goddamn business. How dare you question secret men's business!
    rioter78
    Why.....? You are WOMEN, get OUT of the men's room for chrissake. It's a urinal, for men, and you are WOmen, very different, and, very weird for you to cause an uproar about it. You "Feminists" are F'd up in the head, honestly...
    Sladey
    cargath wrote: So women don't have tongues? Also, urinating into a womans mouth is discriminating, but urinating into a mans mouth is not?
    100% this. Also, surely urinating into something symbolising an entire gender is more fair than urinating into one guys mouth.
    MXFNCK
    This woman is impossible to listen to. If you put emphasis on every word, then what's the point?
    jfitch832
    WhoAMEye wrote: And another thing... Some women like drinking piss... i've seen videos. This feminist just doesn't know when to get off
    Pretty sure Germans are especially into that. I want to know who let Roda out of the kitchen in the first place.
    engineno9
    Paddy McK wrote: How many women are actually going to see them and be offended? They're in a MEN'S bathroom
    You clearly don't understand. Normal men are going to walk in to take a bathroom and see these urinals and then BAM! Walk out misogynist *****s.
    Rizles
    If the internet has taught me anything, its that German women love being pissed on.
    xSheogorathx
    To be fair it really doesn't resemble the Rolling Stones logo to much, just looks like a mouth with lipstick. If it had a tongue but still just a hole in the tongue or something then it would make sense but I don't want a random mouth in my bathroom
    pailoong
    So the country that gave us scheisse videos and Nazism now has people who are offended by toilets?
    Creep_C-1
    Lacquer_Head wrote: How does the lack of a tongue mean it's a woman? Do women not have tongues?
    i wish women didn't have tongues, less nagging yano?
    desimate
    to quote stephen fry "'i'm offended by that.'.....well so ****ing what??"
    Root Beer
    The real question is... how would the women KNOW what the urinals in the men's room looked like?..
    Pagan_Poetry
    buzerumton wrote: is she saying women don't have tongues? who would have guessed
    I know. A feminist of all people said this. *badumtss*
    bustapr
    "Its discrimination against women since its a womans mouth and not a mans mouth" seriously?
    DonJulio
    For his part, museum director Ulrich Schroeder said, "It's art. It's staying."
    like a boss
    Pagan_Poetry
    Pesci dammit. News like this makes me wish there WAS an apocalypse coming. Someone should piss in her mouth. It'll make her speech better.