“Inappropriate” Places to Pee
The next time you visit a college campus, listen to how many of the professors and graduate students discuss differences between men and women. Because you can get in trouble for saying that men and women are different, I will not make that claim. As we all know from camping trips (and other activities where a toilet is not nearby), men and women can do exactly the same things. It is acceptable for men and women to turn their backs to their friends, face a tree, and relieve themselves. Suggest that to your female friends the next time you’re out and let me know how that works for you.
Professors of some subjects would also criticize the “unacceptable” social norms that are behind the idea of an “inappropriate” place to pee. Calling something inappropriate reeks of too much power, and power is a bad thing. Society constructed the idea that some places are “appropriate” to pee in and some are not… and there is no good reason why society couldn’t have constructed the idea differently. We must open our minds to the liberating potential of uninhibited urination!
One “inappropriate” place to pee would be in your professor’s coffee cup. If you try it (and I don’t recommend it), you will be liberated from the class and perhaps from your university. (Faculty only like these “constructions” when they’re astute enough to see the legitimate reasons behind them. It doesn’t happen very often, but it usually happens when the construction supports their political views.) Don’t expect the faculty member to still care about power as you are thrown into jail; to them, power is only evil when it doesn’t serve their purposes.
If you’re really unfortunate, your professors won’t be able to understand why peeing in their coffee cups is inappropriate. Although you’d probably escape without being formally disciplined, you’d probably be opening yourself up to more punishing expectations from the professor. But that’s a post for another day…