It is now considered unfashionable and low in Germany for men to urinate standing up. Alarm systems are selling like hotcakes - or something - which notify merchants, or wives, when a male is offending by leaving the seat up. I haven't checked on this, so I don't know whether it's some electric eye thing or what.
When I mentioned this at work, there were of course several women who immediately - and energetically - announced what a great idea this is. Huh. The joy in a four-year-old boy's countenance when he gets to urinate outside in the woods with his Dad, proving that they are both men, is not something to be thrown away lightly. There's an NRA slogan about my "cold, dead hands" and guns. I'm not sure what the analogy is exactly, but that applies here, dammit. I'm going to go pee in the yard now. Just because I can. Stehpinkeln - "stand-peeing" is part of my cultural heritage. I hope German men stand tall on this.