Revulsion in UK and even Canada at woman apparently defecating in Swansea street
THE film of a woman apparently having a poo in a Swansea city centre street has sparked a wave of revulsion since it was shown on this website.
Hundreds have commented on the story since we reported it on Monday night and it was repeated on news websites across the country.
The film was initially posted on Facebook and shows a woman crouching down and apparently defecating at the side of Princess Way, close to its junction with The Kingsway.
Another woman then appears close by and seems to urinate on the street.
It is not known what time of night the incident happened, but people are seen walking nearby as the women remove their underwear and squat down.
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On this website a debate has been taking place about the incident and the issues it raises.
hacker_jack said: “For those claiming this is a result of public convenience closures, no, it isn't. There are bars less than 100m from where she is that she could have gone to and used.”
Westcoastswan said: “Is this another example that no-one is responsible for and patrolling swansea city centre after 5.30pm and the place just falls apart?”
Bettyboop said: “Disgusting, has she no dignity? Filthy.”
And Chelsea said: “I just hope this so called humanbeing (i can think of a few names to call her) or should i say dog, will not give all women of Swansea a bad name as 99.9 per cent of Swansea girls/women would not act anything like this dog. The Evening Post should print the picture of her face on here so her family can be proud of her.”
On Facebook, there were comparisons with the treatment of dog owners.
Andy Crouch said: “Double standards, my dog would get a fine!”
Lloyd Evans thought the Evening Post was wrong to show the video, saying: “In the interests of taste and decency, this shouldn't have been shown. Full stop.”
But Siobhan McNamara put the fault firmly at the feet of the woman concerned, saying: “This is absolutely disgusting. I hope this girl sees this and is utterly ashamed of herself. No self respect of dignity. Vile.”
Neil Caseley thought the incident highlighted a separate issue.
He said: “Just to play devil’s advocate ... she should use the public toilets ... oh that's right ... you'll be lucky to find any in Swansea.”
His view was backed by Nicholas Whitehead, who said: “There used to be public toilets everywhere just so that this kind of thing wouldn’t happen. Perhaps c******* in the street is the only language local authorities understand.”
But most were just apalled at the woman’s actions.
Linne Toft said: “This is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen, she is a disgrace. I hope she is named, shamed and fined, no class whatsoever.”
There was a similar reaction on other news websites.
Commenting on the story on Mail Online, Sarah, from London, said: “Disgusting! They should get her to do community service but cleaning up sick, wee and poop after Friday and Saturday nights out for a year!”
And Evie, from Vancouver, who commented on the same website, revealed the problem was not restricted to the UK.
She said: “I have seen this too, a guy in his 20s here caught on camera dropping his pants etc., then before pulling his pants up he made time to do a text message, all the while standing under a flood light outside the building with his pants round his ankles. There's some major mental problems with the youth these days. I think it's the booze and drugs that's totally destroyed their brain.”
And to prove it isn't just a UK thing, here's a news report on a man in New Mexico's efforts to track down a jogger who repeatedly defecated next to his home.
WARNING! This video has been edited but some viewers may find the scenes shown unpleasant: