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Mixed-gender dorm rooms are gaining acceptance
The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 15, 2010 | Larry Gordon

Posted on 03/22/2010 3:11:20 PM PDT by Marc Tumin

They weren't looking to make a political statement or to be pioneers of gender liberation. Each just wanted a familiar, decent roommate rather than a stranger after their original roommates left to study abroad.

That's how Pitzer College sophomores Kayla Eland, female, and Lindon Pronto, male, began sharing a room this semester on Holden Hall's second floor. They are not a couple and neither is gay. They are just compatible roommates in a new, sometimes controversial, dormitory option known as gender-neutral housing that is gaining support at some colleges in California and across the nation....

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: college; dorm; education; leftismoncampus; morality; promiscuity

1 posted on 03/22/2010 3:11:20 PM PDT by Marc Tumin
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College kids. What they won’t come up with.


2 posted on 03/22/2010 3:12:17 PM PDT by johniegrad
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We used to call it “shacking up”....


3 posted on 03/22/2010 3:14:23 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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No problem...taxpayers with fund their free student abortions under OblahMaoCare.


4 posted on 03/22/2010 3:14:41 PM PDT by tflabo (We c)
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Make sure I’m alerted when she schedules her abortion!


5 posted on 03/22/2010 3:15:41 PM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Marc Tumin

Nothing new. I roomed with a two girls in college in a house of 8 people.

Completely Platonic.

Of course, when I came back early for Christmas break and there was one girl (and no one else), we killed a bottle of something and had sex for three or four days and would occassionally repeat, even though we each had respective significant others.

But it was Platonic most of the time.

Ah, college.


6 posted on 03/22/2010 3:15:46 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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...guess a lot of 25 yr old’s will move back in with Mom to get their abortions under Odumbocare.


7 posted on 03/22/2010 3:17:01 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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They are not a couple and neither is gay. They are just compatible roommates

Sure. That's what they tell their parents. And every college town has a bar called "The Library".

8 posted on 03/22/2010 3:18:46 PM PDT by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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9 posted on 03/22/2010 3:20:37 PM PDT by Publius (The prudent man sees the evil and hides himself; the simple pass on and are punished.)
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To: Marc Tumin

government subsidized Breeding grounds.


10 posted on 03/22/2010 3:20:44 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: traditional1

“We used to call it “shacking up”....”

Yes, trying to give dignity to it too!

LOL!!!!


11 posted on 03/22/2010 3:28:15 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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My alma mater has mixed gender floors now - women in one room, men in another, etc. But I don't think anyone officially lives in the same room (unofficially, well...) When I was in school back in the 90's, we weren't technically even allowed to have female guests past midnight. Not that we followed those rules.

Btw, just as an aside: it's been my experience that the folks who run dorms are some of the most humorless, uptight individuals I've ever had the displeasure to meet.

12 posted on 03/22/2010 3:34:53 PM PDT by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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Pitzer College sophomores Kayla Eland, female, and Lindon Pronto, male, began sharing a room this semester on Holden Hall's second floor

Any one want to bet that sometime in the fall semester there will be a little, Conquetta Unique or Rod’terrious Armoni (last name you pick it)

The names above are from my extensive “list of amazing names”.

13 posted on 03/22/2010 3:37:45 PM PDT by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 153)
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Can’t we keep anyting sacred?


14 posted on 03/22/2010 3:39:19 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: DemforBush

When I went to college if my girlfriend and I wanted to get together we had to actually walk down a hall up hill both ways through snow. Now people can just go across the room.


15 posted on 03/22/2010 3:40:06 PM PDT by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: Marc Tumin

I lived in a co-ed dorm for 3 years. The rooms were staggered...male, female, male, female, etc.

For the most part, the relationships where often similar to a sibling relationship—not what I had expected when I moved in. Of course there was some hanky-panky but not as much as you’d expect.

Of course, that was much different than having us actually share a room.


16 posted on 03/22/2010 3:43:49 PM PDT by The Toad
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‘”If we are going into a post-gender world, then the regulation of private behavior is just not practical,” he said.’

This is the goal-no gender. What should be is a joy in whichever gender God has given you the body to work in during the first phase of your existence. Also, a respect for the opposite gender and an absolute protection of the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman, the representation of our devotion and relationship with our One-True-God.


17 posted on 03/22/2010 3:57:24 PM PDT by huldah1776
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Roomies with Benefits
18 posted on 03/22/2010 4:15:25 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Shut it down" Rush Limbaugh, 3/3/10)
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Before you know it, most people graduating from college will not be virgins!


19 posted on 03/22/2010 4:43:18 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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Oh that will work out really well especially after those night students spend drinking way too much.


20 posted on 03/22/2010 6:43:58 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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It’s amazing what $25K a year paid for.....

My college had co-ed dorms. The move was for a couple to get singles next to each other. Then make one room the bedroom and the other room “the study.”


21 posted on 03/23/2010 6:15:03 AM PDT by MrRobertPlant2009
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I found that too. After a month of seeing the same women day after day in their sweat pants and at the vending machine....well...it ain’t exactly the Playboy Mansion.


22 posted on 03/23/2010 6:16:10 AM PDT by MrRobertPlant2009
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Sharing a room with a woman you are not dating would be sheer Hell. They never shut up. Sharing an apartment with one was bad enough. At least I could go to my room and read.


23 posted on 03/23/2010 6:21:12 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Marc Tumin

What a coincidence all kinds of behaviors are gaining acceptance as we devolve into Babel & Gomorrah.


24 posted on 03/23/2010 6:24:10 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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“What a coincidence all kinds of behaviors are gaining acceptance as we devolve into Babel & Gomorrah.”

Yes ... you can see it in the replies here. It's a seduce move to Sodom and Gomorrah. It desensitizes kids to what should be private and reserved for marriage. More damage will be done to our KIDS. Yes, they are KIDS trying to mature as adults. Just imagine what their moral values will be like after this is the “norm”.

25 posted on 03/23/2010 8:13:05 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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