Skip to comments.University of Alberta creates Ďall-genderí restrooms for transgender students
Posted on 08/29/2013 7:32:19 PM PDT by Morgana
EDMONTON, Alberta, August 29, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) Although the University of Alberta already has unisex restrooms on campus, the university has agreed to create "all-gender washrooms" for transgender students.
We see a lot of people on our campus who may be trans- or gender non-conforming who do have issues with the washrooms because they are forced to act on this [sexual] binary," said Melanie Alexander of the school's "Gender-Based Violence Prevention Project," according to a CBC report.
"Its this really vulnerable place to be when you dont feel like you have places that reflect your gender expression, she added.
The school has replaced the signs on all single-toilet washrooms, such as those that are wheelchair accessible, with ones that show both male and female figures in addition to a wheelchair.
The university will also be providing a map of the "all-gender" washrooms to students when they return to school next week.
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The Gender Based Violence Prevention Project (GBVPP). which describes itself as a "new project of the Students' Union that promotes a campus free of gender based violence," works in conjunction with campus homosexual groups.
GBVPP is funded by Status of Women Canada.
While some of the washrooms on campus will still be designated for men or women, if the federal government's controversial transgender "bathroom bill" is successfully reintroduced after the new session of Parliament begins, it may become illegal to prevent a male student who calls himself transgendered to use a campus restroom intended for women.
Bill C-279, which seeks to include gender identity and gender expression as protected rights in the hate crimes sections of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, was before the Senate, but failed to pass third and final reading before the summer break. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's recently announced decision to prorogue Parliament.
University of Alberta Indira Samarasekera, President 2-24M South Academic Building Edmonton, AB T6G 2G7 Phone: (780) 492-3212 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Penn has had unisex bathrooms/showers in the dorms for decades.
I wonder how much rapes might increase with the new policy?
We see a lot of people on our campus who may be trans- or gender non-conforming who do have issues with the washrooms because they are forced to act on this [sexual] binary
Really? You see a lot of these mentally ill people on your campus? What does that say about your campus?
I guess they’re flushing out the last hidey holes of discrimination up there. Sorry!
in the meantime, women still will wait in long lines to use the br, but boy are we going to take care of those transgenders....
“Really? You see a lot of these mentally ill people on your campus? What does that say about your campus?”
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many gas stations and restaurants around here have a single bathroom with both a male and female symbol on the door.
Have yet to see one with a question mark on it though
Same here. Women would be constantly using the men’s restrooms/showers when I was in college back in the 70s.
That’s right. You see, according to The Left’s plan. I’m the enemy. Because I like to think, I like to read.
I’m into freedom of speech, freedom of choice. I’m the kind if guy who would sit in the greasy spoon and think “Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the big rack of Barbecued spare ribs with the side order of gravy fries?”
I want high cholesterol. I want to eat bacon, butter and buckets of cheese alright?
I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinatti in a non-smoking section. I wanna run around naked with green jell-o all over my body reading a Playboy magazine.
Why? Because maybe I feel the need to okay pal?
Can I ask a stupid question?
How many trans-whatever students are there in the first place? We have a situation in which we have to bend over backwards to accomodate what is a tiny number of people.
Why do we have to accomodate these people? Expecting them to adhere to the social norms of our “binary” sex identity world is a hardship? Really???
What about when these people go off campus, and find that the rest of the world is not as liberal as this college?
“How many trans-whatever students are there in the first place?”
The left will be pumping them out more than ever in the future.
I never got accepted at Penn but I interviewed there. It was something the alumni told us with glee. I suspect that if parents visited, the unofficial policy was lifted for the weekend so they wouldn’t be the wiser.
Showers, stalls, everything were unisex “unless a student raised objections”.
“Use a stall and get over yourself” would seem to be an appropriate response...
Would have no clue.
Any Unitarian FReepers here???
Exactly. This woman emitted the biggest load of codswallop since Obama’s last speech
Way to exclude nearly everyone, bigots. /s