Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Co-ed Dorm Rooms

UCLA is considering allowing men and women to share dorm rooms on-campus. Here is the rational:
“Students wouldn’t be placed in this circumstance,” said Seplow. “They would still be placed based on gender, but if there was a request or a returning student requested it, they certainly could have the option.”

Seplow explained that the proposal is in reaction to a trend popping up throughout the nation that initially began as a way to work with people who are transgendered — for instance, someone born biologically as a man, but living as a woman, who might not be comfortable living with a male roommate.

“UCLA is just following suit of this national trend,” said Seplow — one that could lead to your typical male and female students rooming together.
Talk about terrible reasoning. Studies show even co-ed dorms are a bad idea, so co-ed dorm rooms would be even worse.
A new study finds university students in coed housing are 2.5 times more likely to binge drink every week. And no surprise, they're also likely to have more sexual partners, the study found. Also, pornography use was higher among students in coed dorms. Some 90 percent of U.S. college dorms are now coed.
The problems even go farther than the study above - but college administrators don't care.

Why are the colleges and universities ignoring this data? Because many administrators aren't looking out for the best interests of students, but are trying to further push a progressive world-view, a false understanding of "equality" issues, and a mentality of moral relativism. This is also going to encourage co-habitation, which compounds relationship problems drastically.

Facts don't figure into the equation.

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