"We think that it's tasteless, misogynistic and offensive," Marianne Lackner, media spokeswoman for the Vienna Department of Women's Affairs told The Associated Press.
"The owner thinks the idea (of the urinal) is funny," Lackner
said, adding that it seemed he
was not prepared for the hostile reactions.Neuhold Gerhard
, owner of the toilet's operator Neuhold Gerhard Limited
, said in an interview Thursday with Austrian public radio that he
would remove the urinals.
"If there is such outrage in Austria then it's not a problem," he
said."We will remove them in the next 14 days."
Gerhard added that he
thought it odd that public interest has only now been focused on the urinals, as they have been around for three years.
The urinals first made a splash during recent campaigns for national elections, as they were the only facility available near Austria's National Opera.
"The thing that surprises us the most," Lackner
said, "is that no man has ever said anything about this."