'Men Change Diapers Now': Twitter Ablaze Over New NYC Law

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The legislation requiring all new public restrooms - both men's and women's - to be equipped with diaper changing stations has sparked intense debate on social media.

A new "diaper law" that is expected to make the city of New York more family-friendly was signed by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday.

The legislation, that goes into effect in 180 days, is supposed to make it easier for parents on the go (not only moms, but dads as well) to change their baby's diapers.

"Breaking news everyone: it's the 21st century and men change diapers now," de Blasio said. "It's only right that men play a full and equal role in parenting."

The law requires that all newly built or renovated public restrooms — regardless of whether they are men's or women's — are provided with diaper changing tables.

Some Internet users have been pleasantly surprised about the news.

​Others perceived the new law with humor.

However, many criticized the move, arguing that there are more important problems to deal with.


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