Albany bar removes ‘sexist’ urinals after outcry

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser
VideoA bar in Albany has removed urinals from the men’s toilet after complaints from people on social media.

Albany bar and restaurant Six Degrees has responded to accusations of sexism by removing urinals from the men’s toilets which were criticised on social media on International Women’s Day.

Six Degrees management issued a statement on their Facebook page yesterday in response to the criticism of the Rolling Stones lips urinals designed by female Dutch artist Meike van Schijndel.

In the statement, the venue’s management labelled the accusations on social media that the installation of the urinals was ‘sexist’ and ‘misogynistic’ as “incorrect”.

“We disagree with these accusations as a matter of intent,” the statement read.

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“The installations were inspired by the Rolling Stones logo and were installed as part of the eclectic and cutting edge music venue interior design concept at Six Degrees.

“Six Degrees management is aggrieved by these accusations and wishes to remove any doubt that Six Degrees management and or our staff are in any way ‘sexist or misogynistic’.”

The bar went further to state female staff were an “integral part of management” and comprised more than 50 per cent of all recruitment.

“To be clear, Six Degrees management has a zero tolerance approach to matters of sexism and discrimination,” it read.

“Six Degrees management wish to apologise to any members of the public that have been offended.”

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