An Australian woman has been issued a summons for public urination after a dude with a mobile phone camera caught her tinkling in the stands at a rugby game recently. Modern technology being what it is, it wasn’t long before the clip had been posted on Youtube, garnering thousands of pageviews (oy). Dubbed #pissgate by Twitter users, the incident has since developed into a full-blown “thing,” which is a testament to how starved for constant entertainment certain users of the Internet are.
Once confronted with the full scope of #pissgate, authorities could not simply sit back and do nothing, so they figured out who the woman was from her seat number and tracked her down. “Those type of offences are (usually) the sort of thing we’d give some a ticket for at the time,” a Queensland Police spokesman told The Courier Mail. “It’s a bit of an unusual one.” You don’t say.
The video has since been removed from Youtube for violating the site’s policy on “shocking and disgusting content,” but the aptly titled site LiveLeaks still has it (LINK NSFW, DUH). So what does this shocking and disgusting video actually consist of? Not a whole lot, actually. It’s shot from behind, and she’s just sort of sitting there with her pants halfway down, peeing. I’m hardly a public urination pro, but I would question her decision to pee in her seat rather than squatting down where she doesn’t have to, you know, continue to sit. Who knows what kind of internal logic she was following?
In any case, I applaud her for her boldness, if not her execution, and I think everyone needs to calm down about it. There’s no way she would’ve received this kind of reaction if she were a man and you know it. Maybe this will inspire someone to create a more discreet way for ladies to empty their bladders on-the-go, somewhat akin to men peeing in bottles. God, I wish I could pee in a bottle.