The habit of young males urinating fairly openly (as opposed to finding a quiet spot around a corner) in public on weekend nights has declined since the Celtic Tiger in my opinion,but this antisocial behaviour is still far too common.A popular spot for this in Dublin is by the railings on Stephens Green north. Since the location is close to pubs and cafes with toilet facilities,those dimwitted males appear to be making a statement or statements:
I'm drunk and having great craic.
I'm expressing contempt for social manners and feel liberated.
I'm antiestablishment (dimwitted students?).
Look how sexually liberated I am,I do this when women are approaching.
I witnessed the arrest on the Green by Gardai of one young urinator,but I suspect they didn't charge him.It would be a good idea if the Gardai did bring charges and even better if the media reported on court proceedings. Naming and shaming them might put a stop to this antisocial habit.
I'm sure few readers of P.ie (!) engage in this antisocial behaviour but if they know any male who does, warn them not to do it in America or Canada. Aggressive American cops could easily charge them with indecent exposure, a serious crime. From Wikipedia:
In the fifty states of the United States indecent exposure is defined by state law as exposure of the genitals and/or the female breast in a public place and may in some states require evidence of intent to shock, arouse or offend other persons. The act is prohibited by state laws titled variously as Indecent Exposure, Sexual Misconduct, Public Lewdness, and Public Indecency. It is a criminal offense in all fifty states and is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment, and in some states a conviction results in having to register as a sex offender.