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This piece contains language which some might find offensive. In parts of the world blessed with effective, modern sanitation, it's widely understood that poo belongs inside a person, or a toilet. But if you follow the news, you might have noticed an abundance of stories about "serial poopers": people who brazenly defecate in public, leaving shock and, well, turds in their wake. The latest case involves a businessman from Brisbane, Australia, who has been charged with creating a public nuisance after reportedly fouling the same private path up to 30 times. Are tales like these down to unfortunate medical conditions?
Or is public pooing an extreme act of rebellion? We asked a psychologist and an anger management expert what drives people to drop their pants in public Professor Mike Berry, a clinical forensic psychologist at Birmingham City University, says rage, anxiety, a desire to send a message, alcohol or illness could all be responsible.
They look at me like I'm absolutely mad. And I say, if it's soft, then it's somebody who's anxious, so you get a kid who goes and craps on the bed.
And if it's really hard stool then it's an indication of somebody who's angry and bitter about what he's doing. Another key question is: Does the culprit do it repeatedly in the same place? If they're regular so to speak"it becomes a message to somebody or some people," says Prof Berry. Obviously, there are unfortunate situations in which someone with an upset stomach or a more serious bowel condition might be unable to make it to the toilet in time.
But looking purely at those who do it deliberately, we can divide the cases into one-off incidents, and systematic campaigns. A furious Canadian woman arrested last month appears to fall into the first category. She was caught on camera defecating on the floor of a Tim Hortons coffee house in British Columbia, then flinging the result at staff.
It was later reported that they had refused to let her use the toilet. In the second category - that of repeat offenders - we find examples like the Colorado jogger dubbed "the mad pooper", who sparked a police hunt last year after defecating outside a family's home for weeks on end. While the experts won't comment on individual cases, they agree that "serial poopers" are often trying to stick two fingers up to the world. It's as simple as that. If you're socialised, that's the last thing that you would do. Mr Fisher notes that people who defecate in public may have scatological tendencies - or "a fascination with their own poo".
And as an adult? The American Council on Science and Health says public pooing could also point to an elimination disorder - a kind of condition where urine or faeces are passed in places other than the toilet. The behaviour may or may not be within the individual's control. Every so often, a misplaced turd might just be the work of "someone who's halfway home from the pub," says Prof Berry.
Misbehaviour with faeces violates one of society's last taboos. If you doubt that, just look at the way poo is deployed in prison protests, where it functions as a primal weapon. No matter how powerless you might otherwise be, excrement is available and disgusting to almost all of us.
When it comes to stopping public defecators, the experts warn there's no single solution - and shaming them is definitely not the answer. Mr Fisher says anti-social behaviour can be linked to trauma, which frequently stems from childhood. How might that happen? He cites the example of who defecates in the family home and is severely beaten by one of their parents. Maybe that's worth bearing in mind the next time a "phantom pooper", "faecal fiend" or "bowel movement bandit" hits the headlines.
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