June 26, 2008
As their Presidential nominee was spreading the myth of gender equity that "women still earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men" his Democratic colleagues in Congress were pushing for a different kind of equality, porcelain parity.
Congressmen Ed Towns (D-NY-6%) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY-6%) have sent around a "Dear Colleague" asking Members to support H.R. 693, Restroom Gender Parity in Federal Buildings Act of 2007. According to the letter the bill will
"require any federal building constructed for public use, with a total expenditure in excess of $1,500,000, to have a 2 to 1 ratio for women and men's restrooms."
In case you were wondering this is all done at taxpayer expense.
The letter was filled with wonderful facts such as
"According to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), individuals vary significantly in the frequency with which they need to urinate and defecate, with pregnant women and women with stress incontinence needing to urinate more frequently."
Uhhh, may I ask why OSHA is studying such things? I would think it is not really an issue taxpayers would take (forgive me) sitting down.
Senator Craig (R-WY) was unavailable for comment.