I saw on the news the other day that Rutgers is considering ‘gender-neutral’ housing in its dorms. I believe we used to call that ‘coed’ and ‘unisex’ back in the times before political correctness.
The policy that is being looked at…
…is primarily designed to help gay and lesbian students who say they often have difficulty finding tolerant roommates of the same sex.
Which is all well and good. If people have a problem with someone being openly gay they need to get over it. However, I see a definite drawback to this plan.
If a female student, no matter what sexual orientation, is housed with a straight male student this leaves the door wide open for sexual assaults. Considering that rapes and sexual assaults are mostly under-reported I’m more concerned about a female student being violated then a gay student’s feelings being hurt.