Watching me; watching you

Post date: Oct 25, 2012 9:32:31 AM

There's an Austrian cafe that I don't want to visitAn Austrian artist has installed a one-way mirror that allows men to peek from their restroom into the ladies' room.

The artist says that the mirror is an attempt to ‘‘stir people into a discussion of voyeurism and surveillance,’’ in an era when almost everyone is being watched.

Apparently it doesn't show women "in the cubicle" but at the sinks. And before people like me get on their high horse and talk about exploiting women apparently the mirror will be reversed in Jan and placed so that women will get to look at men’s faces while they stand at the urinal. How very exciting.

Women have not enjoyed the experience so far and a notice has had to be put up advising women of the "art project"