Its a standing joke among couples, men being chastised about their rudeness for leaving it up. Understand, I am female and have experienced the trauma of sitting down in the dark on a toilet seat that has been left up. In Emily Post's "Essential Manners for Couples" she insists that "good
manners" means for men to always leave the toilet seat down. But I don't agree.
Why is it less rude for a woman to leave the seat down? Why is it assumed that men always have to be the ones to dirty their hands and lift the seat up?
In our society, men may have privilege in some areas, but as a rule, they are thought of as brutes, inconsiderate, and angry non-emotional loafs. Just watch the commercials on TV! Women are characterized as being sweet, innocent, kind and emotional. Not so with men.
It seems to me that the "battle of the sexes" will never be resolved if we continue to consider a woman's needs and practices as superior to a mans.
What do you think?