About two dozen schools — like Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, Oberlin College, Clark University, and the California Institute of Technology allow the gender-blind room arrangements. They say this creates a gender neutral environment and is a further step towards equality.
Many people are against the idea rather than for it, saying that it would be uncomfortable, and would create unnecessary sexual tension... Others are for it, and like these colleges are claiming, are saying that it's a push towards equality.
Would you be comfortable rooming with a person of the opposite sex? Why or why not?
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No, this is a horrible idea. College years are a very, very unique time in life in that you have these kids who are at their peak mating ages who then put themselves in some pretty extreme sexual situations. In college, how many times did you hear about a party hook up between two individuals where the guy dumped the girl immediately afterwards and the girl then tells her friends that she was raped but doesn't want to press charges? But then upon hearing about this, her friends who were at the party quietly tell her other friends that that's not what happened at all.
At the time, I'd hear these stories and I wouldn't know who to believe and in a lot of the situations, I still don't know. But to me, the bigger thing is this -- just a couple years after college, all of those situations never seemed to happen again. The problem isn't that there's a permissive rape culture in this country, it's that 17-22 year olds are given adult status but are actually fucking morons. And you don't realize this until a couple years after college when you find that all of the stupid shit that happened in college doesn't happen in real life and additionally, no one gives a rat's ass about all the stupid shit you worried about in college. So no, I don't think we should help stupid kids make the bad decisions that they're going to make anyway.