The Green Party in Perchtoldsdorf, Lower Austria, have been quietly organizing “women’s breakfasts” for 12 years to discuss political and social themes of the day.
And for 12 years the events passed without causing more than a ripple. But the event scheduled for May 6th is set to be different. The theme is apparently so provocative, it has even made headlines in neighbouring Germany.
In a discussion on “everything that concerns the pelvic base”, women who attend the meeting are set to discuss how to pee standing up while partying at a festival, during sport, or while in care.
An expert on female pelvic exercises will be in attendance and there will also be a practical component, with attendees building their own one-use-only peeing devices.
The discussion has led to much mockery on Austrian social media, with one user saying “doing it at breakfast does make sense – coffee pushes everything through.”
But women have also come to the defence of the Green Party, with one saying “only a man who has never been on a completely piss-covered women’s toilet can’t see the necessity of such a lesson.”
Local councillor Martha Günzl told Der Westen in Germany that she had been surprised by the reaction.
“We always discuss controversial subjects, but because we are just a local group nobody has ever shown any interest up until now,” she said.
Günzl added that a couple of men from the local Green Party would be on standby after she had received “many nasty emails” concerning the theme.
But she added also that she would bring along a few extra chairs, just in case all the media attention had attracted the interest of more women than those who normally attend.