German museum sparks controversy with Rolling Stones inspired urinals

Feminist campaigners have said the urinals encourage 'discrimination against women'

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A set of urinals, which have been designed in the shape of the pair of lips that feature as The Rolling Stones logo, have drawn criticism from feminist campaign groups.

The urinals, which are pictured on the top and right of your screen, have been put in the Rolling Stones fan museum, which is soon to open in the small northern German town of Luechow.

The lips were designed by graphic designer John Pasche in 1971 and were modeled on the Mick Jagger's large mouth, but according to local campaigners, they encourage "discrimination against women''.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Roda Armbruster, a feminist who lives in the area, described the lips as "discrimination against women. If the urinals sported a tongue, it would have been acceptable because the identification with the band and Jagger would have been unmistakable. Without it, it's a woman's mouth, not a man's mouth."

The museum's founder Ulrich Schroeder has denied that the fixtures represent a man's mouth or a woman's mouth or anyone's mouth and has said that despite the criticism, the urinals will be staying.

Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones have released a new bootleg album from this live show at Virginia's Hampton Colliseum in 1981.

The album, which can be purchased from Stonesarchivestore.com, contains 26 tracks in all and was released for sale earlier this week.

The release of 'Hampton Colliseum 1981' follows on from last year's 'The Brussels Affair' which was captured live in Belgium in 1973.
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