As an admirer, and proud support of Occupy Wall Street (not the Marxist rent-a-mob in London, though), I was slightly startled and amused by this story in Telegraph today;
Fed up with long queues for ladies, Li Tingting led 20 women into a men’s public bathroom in the southern city of Guangzhou carrying colourful placards calling for equal waiting times for both sexes.
“We want senior officials to pay attention to this issue,” she told AFP. “It is a big issue for many women. During the protest in Guangzhou, we conducted random surveys and found that the majority of people supported us.”
“Occupy Mens Toilet movement” was/is the slogan for Li Tingting struggle for equality of waiting times. In all seriousness, Miss Tingting is planning to take her protest to Beijing, during the annual meeting of the Chinese ‘Parliament’. Her innocent, somewhat facetious protest, could attract other dissenting voices – if she creates a political storm.
This is, potentially, a huge protest in the making.