December 1, 2011, - 4:17 pm

“Wut I Lurnd in Kollij”: He, She & It Now Share Bathrooms, Dorms, Locker Rms

By Debbie Schlussel

If the Occupy movement occupied anything, it should be colleges and universities across the country.  Their parents paid for and/or they took out loans so they could take valuable, enlightening courses, such as the “The Biology & Art History of Lady Gaga and Her Monsters,” and now they can’t find any jobs to go with the skills they didn’t learn in college.  College and university educations are the only things that have rapidly declined in value and yet rapidly increased in price.  They are the only places where people teach an hour a week regurgitating notes and presentations they wrote up two decades ago, have job security and benefits for life, and earn well over $100,000 per year, plus generous benefits, including full medical.  Now, colleges and universities have stepped up their roles as far-left re-education camps, teaching kids not how to think or produce things of value, but how to appreciate not just the opposite sex, but the used-to-be opposite sex that now parades as the same sex.  If I were a parent, I would refuse to help pay for college if my child lived in a dorm with only he/she/it bathrooms.

Male, female, straight, gay, lesbian, transgender — labels don’t matter at Iowa’s Grinnell College. Students can share a dormitory room, bathroom, shower room or locker room with any of the above, if they choose.

This year, the private liberal arts college on the Iowa prairie has added a gender-neutral locker room to its mix of gender-neutral options. It’s the most recent step for the school, which became the state’s only college to offer a gender-neutral dorm option three years ago as part of a growing trend nationwide.

In what the National Student Genderblind Campaign calls a “rapidly growing collegiate movement,” at least 54 colleges and universities across the country, many of them private, provide gender-neutral housing options this year.

“Each year we hear about more campuses adding that as an option,” said James Baumann, spokesman for the Association of College and University Housing Officers — International. “I think the changes are a reflection of changing times.” . . .

At Grinnell, the gender-neutral idea was driven by transgender students, those who don’t identify themselves as either male or female, and students transitioning from one gender to the other, students and school officials said.

“It’s about creating a safe and welcoming space. It’s not about being able to room with your significant other,” said Lily Cross, a senior who helped persuade Grinnell officials to offer gender-neutral housing.

Gender-neutral grew from 1% of the school’s on-campus housing in 2008-09 to 18% this fall, said Andrea Conner, director of residence life and orientation. . . .

One of the pioneers in gender-neutral housing was Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., which has about 1,500 students. The school has had co-ed bathrooms and has allowed gender-neutral dorm rooms since 1970, when it was established, says Renee Freedman, the college’s dean of residence life.

For the record, in my second year at the University of Michigan, my hall contained both male and female students, but males and females were not allowed to share rooms. And we didn’t have gender-neutral bathrooms. It’s just ridiculous.

But, today, ridiculous is normal. And those of us who are still normal are viewed as “ridiculous.” And we did that all by ourselves without any jiggering from Al-Qaeda or anyone else.

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That’s what they call cross-dressing perverts these days. We must make trannies feel at home. Its more than just the value of a college education that’s declined these days. Its our respect for normal human sexuality as well. And we’re the queer ones now.

Go figure.

NormanF on December 1, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Wasn’t there a popular novel published about 40 years ago, “The Harrad Experiment,” that anticipated all this?

Seek on December 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I think this program was put in place with Ed Wood in mind. It is not a matter of creating a welcoming environment, but rather the enforcement of that institution’s norms. This is being done at the expense of the personal security and privacy of the other students. I am sure that incidents of petite coeds being molested by allegedly transgendered individuals will be carefully hushed up at Grinnell. As this gender neutrality practice becomes more general, students who do not wish live with their parents will be forced to seek off campus housing. On campus housing was originally intended to provide an affordable and secure place for young people to reside, especially for those 17-19 year olds just getting accustomed to being on their own. Gradually, this perfectly decent notion was sacrificed to the gods of lust and political correctness. Such open access creates enormous distractions for students at best, and happy hunting grounds for predators at worst.

worry01 on December 1, 2011 at 5:59 pm

My wife is head of HR for a large clothing retailer here in NYC. She came home from work the other day, proudly announcing that one of her male employees was now “Jaqui”. In her Brooklyn accent, she proclaimed “Goo’ fah hah”.

Doug on December 1, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Debbie while you were mingling in your dorm at UM I was at the very same time in a dorm at my big ten university. Boys and girls were separated by floor and I quickly learned it was ok to pee in the shower. I wish I had been on your floor instead. We’d have 10 kids by now, no doubt all of whom would be attractive, proudly Jewish national merit scholarship Finalists like both their parents were (and probably Phi Beta Kappa like dad).

A1 on December 1, 2011 at 8:09 pm

As someone who has a heart for transgendered individuals, I hate these types of things because they are just promoting making something UN-normal into normal. And as far as these types of peeps being “unsure” of what gender they are…they sound like annoying freaks who are looking for their mental defectiveness to be coddled. They will NEVER win “normal” people on their side with this utter BS. Pick a gender for eff’s sake!

Under-the-radar in Massachusetts a law was just passed that will allow all types of mishagas for bathroom confusion to be legal. It has been so depressing (and most don’t even know about it!!!) I have not bothered to look up what it entails so far. Never thought it would get passed. Must have forgot about the moon-battery in this stupid state.

This type of nonsense is getting freakier and freakier. It was a well guarded secret here in the states but Warren Beatty’s first-born daughter is now his SON. This silly fool (in lieu of being “sensitive” to the transgendered Chaz Bono) called him a “misogynist” and said he did NOT represent the transgendered community. Even the “Onion” could never think to lampoon (in jest) that an offspring of womanizer Warren Beatty would have the temerity to call a biological FEMALE/lesbian a misogynist. And even though the “she” is now a “he”, HE considers himself a feminist (Beatty). This is mental illness dressed up as progressivism nonsense! And while I don’t want these people picked on just for being “weird” I also don’t want normal people to back down when they have to swallow this crap as progress. It’s NOT and normal people should not back down from calling it what it is…freakish!

Skunky on December 1, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Men and women should have separate dorms. Back 50 or 60 years ago, in many schools, they had to dress up or wear uniforms when they went to eat dorm meals. It taught them to respect tradition and authority,and they didn’t mess up the way they have been ever since.

Little Al on December 1, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Dear Al:

    Having separate sex dorms did NOT stop sex in my college (TCU) from occurring (in the pre-AIDs awareness early 80s); however, it did make it a tad more adventurous. But I believe you are right regarding how housing should be set up, nonetheless.

    Sometimes, authority establishing what the guidelines SHOULD be is important is setting the lines for appropriate behavior, and will guide USUAL norms, even if occasionally flouted. I don’t believe that coed dorms are good for students, just as I don’t believe drug legalization will be useful for our society, either.

    Occam's Tool on December 5, 2011 at 2:37 am

You are witnessing the continued degradation of a once-proud nation. Like termites, the culture and freedoms are slowly being eaten away and a few dissenting voices are voices crying in the wilderness. A nation that has lost it’s morals, will elect trash into public offices. When Bill Clinton was finally caught in the Lewinsky affair, his approval rating shot up 20 points overnight. We, as a nation, are the sum total of our parts and it is sickening.

Ron McKeever on December 1, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Grinnel is one screwed up school. White students have to meet reasonably high standards to get admitted, and pay a hefty tuition, but black students are admitted on full scholarship, with limited credentials. Many get drunk and fall asleep on the floor in class!!!!!!

White students, particularly Jews, are harassed on campus by some of these black “students,” and the administration does absolutely nothing to stop it. In fact, they justify it.

In fairness, many of the white students are not much better. Because of the location of the school, the main extracurricular activities are getting drunk and having sex with the closest warm body to you, before you have to throw up.

It is a bad, bad school.

It is a bad, bad place

Jonathan E. Grant on December 1, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Honestly, I believe America needs a moratorium on Arts degrees, period. Dry those up and only provide Engineering & Medical degrees, and that too, only to those who’ve actually earned them. One may wonder about what happens to those who want to be History or Geography majors, but seriously, History lessons are now screwed to the point that most Americans probably learn a whole bunch of pap anyway.

Do that, and once there is competition for the jobs actually out there, you’ll see them coming back, since they will be value competitive and the need to send them abroad will no longer be there.

Infidel on December 1, 2011 at 11:47 pm

What the media won’t cover: Obama BoyToy, FagTag…..err Body Man Reggie Love set to leave White House. Who the hell has a self-described Body Man?Well Obama’s curious relationship goes much further. And this wasn’t Obama’s first boyfriend.

CaliforniaScreaming on December 2, 2011 at 1:10 am

What the media won’t cover: Would media ever question Obama’s sexuality like they question Herman Cain on his allegations?

CaliforniaScreaming on December 2, 2011 at 1:38 am

What the media won’t cover: Obama admitted showering with BoyToy Reggie Love back in 2008 on Jimmy Kimmel show. All You Need Is Love…..

CaliforniaScreaming on December 2, 2011 at 3:32 am

CS, those stories on twinkle-toes Zero were VERY interesting. I knew there were “whispers” about old BO but I never gave them credibility.

Maybe I should have! It now makes sense that he has NO old girlfriends that come out of the woodwork. Now I am seeing it in a different light!

Oh what a tangled web!

Skunky on December 2, 2011 at 10:34 am

“Gender-neutral.” Yeah, right. The same way the Swedes and the Swiss were “neutral” in WWII, while behind everybody’s backs collaborating with the Nazis against the Allies. People who subscribe to the “trans” propaganda and agenda are far from “neutral” – they are effectively choosing sides against the realities of nature and biology and in favor of effectively subsuming (and overriding) them to an insidious ideology that: a) seeks to obliterate any and all differences between male and female, and b) is out to shatter what they deem a “pervasive culture” of “white male heterosexual privilege.” It can be also argued that “trans” ideology is the ultimate war on women in every which way.

But this article is the “go-to” place to find where this particularly insidious idea came from. One columnist from a place Debbie once contributed articles to before some jihad-connected writer and political mover/shaker (who shall remain nameless) had her “heave-ho’d,” suggested trans bathrooms were “created” by Obama, rather than at Grinnell College in the heartland.

Concerned Patriot on August 3, 2017 at 2:06 am

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