Do you think separating men/women in dorms is a good idea?

P3ngu1n78 P3ngu1n78
Some colleges house students so that they only live on floors with their own gender. Do you think this is a good idea?
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Yes
40  (38%)
No
34  (33%)
Other
30  (29%)
Total votes: 104
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05/12/2012
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Ryuson Ryuson
If they can afford to do it it seems like a selling point, but I think that when you get to be college age it really shouldn't matter.
05/12/2012
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I do think it's a good idea--or at least to have the floors divided so that half is male, half is female--if there are common bathrooms that are separated by gender. When I was in college, the last thing I wanted to do was traipse across the hall to the shared showers with a bunch of guys staring at me in a bathrobe. I understand that we're all adults, but it's a matter of comfort--and sometimes safety.

That being said, my university also had gender neutral housing, with men and women living in the same apartments, so... At the very least, there should be the option, so if you AREN'T okay with it, you aren't forced into it.
05/13/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Even for college age it's a good idea to have separate floors. The concept is not separation its privacy - they will certainly get together on a a regular basis. You just need a place to relax and not worry about dealing with the drama of constant male-female interaction.
05/13/2012
lacybutton lacybutton
I lived in a dorm for 3 years in college and my first and third years we had a long hallway that had men on one end and women on the other with separate, gender specific bathrooms. My sophomore year though, I lived on a specialized hall for a set of majors and it was in a building that was taller with shorter halls. My floor and the floor above us was completely co-ed, down to the bathrooms. It was a little odd at first going into the bathroom while a guy friend came out in a towel in the morning, but it normalized pretty quickly.
05/13/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
I do think it's a good idea--or at least to have the floors divided so that half is male, half is female--if there are common bathrooms that are separated by gender. When I was in college, the last thing I wanted to do was traipse across the ... More
I agree.
05/13/2012
CoffeeCup CoffeeCup
Eh, the only advantage I ever really found in living on a girls only floor was that we could post gay porn in the kitchen without it being considered sexual harassment.
05/13/2012
humblepie humblepie
I don't think it's necessary if the rooms have private bathrooms. At my college they were only separated by suite (so you'd never be sharing a bathroom/room with anyone of the opposite gender) and it worked out fine. I think people who want to have sex in college will, regardless of if they have to walk up a flight of stairs to do it. The important thing is to have a firm positive attitude among the staff so that if anyone experiences a problem they can seek help without feeling ashamed, or scared of the reaction they might face from the administration.
05/13/2012
GONE! GONE!
No, I think there should be the option of living on a coed floor.
05/13/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I live in same sex dorms in college and I really liked it. My freshman year, we were separated by floors. I personally liked it because I could walk in my bathrobe or towel and not have to worry about guys seeing me lol
05/13/2012
Castielskitten Castielskitten
To me, every college I've been too, no matter how hard they tried to keep the boys from the gals, they always managed to get in.
05/13/2012
ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
I guess I really dont care......never stayed at college
05/13/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Seperate floors are nice, mostly for the practicality of needing fewer bathrooms and thus more space. It also can help people learn to reach out, since the relationships won't be easily there.
05/13/2012
Passion plum Passion plum
My dorm in college was intermixed in blocks. Several women and then several men. My husbands was every other room. It didn't seem to cause any issues, but we had seperate bathroom facilities. I've heard some colleges are starting to use co-ed bathrooms.
05/13/2012
mmmmm mmmmm
doesnt really matter
05/13/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
I dont care cuz i could never afford to live in a dorm.
05/13/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by P3ngu1n78
Some colleges house students so that they only live on floors with their own gender. Do you think this is a good idea?
Well to be honest I am undecided on this matter. I think men and women can live together just fine but perhaps there should be a choice? Some college students prefer to be on floors with only their gender some don't. I say let them choose!
05/13/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I think it's a good idea.
05/13/2012
Badass Badass
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
I do think it's a good idea--or at least to have the floors divided so that half is male, half is female--if there are common bathrooms that are separated by gender. When I was in college, the last thing I wanted to do was traipse across the ... More
I agree with much of this. While by reaching college age, it shouldn't matter if you are on the same floor or not, in this day in age a woman can never be too careful. If the wrong fellow say you naked in the shower, you might end up a very sad lady.
05/13/2012
xilliannax xilliannax
Quote:
Originally posted by P3ngu1n78
Some colleges house students so that they only live on floors with their own gender. Do you think this is a good idea?
I think its a good idea. It eventually teaches that its JUST a girl.
Yea the first few weeks its goingto be exciting or terrifying to use the bathroom but after a while you'll realize its no big deal.
05/14/2012
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
I think they should have both options. I didn't live in a dorm in college, but I would have been really bothered to share a bathroom with men - I'm uncomfortable enough sharing a bathroom with women. But some people aren't bothered in the slightest. So... allow both and let students choose.
05/16/2012
Nirelan Nirelan
They're adults, who cares? They'll sneak the other sex in no matter what the rules lol
05/19/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
Who cares lol theyll do what they want
05/20/2012
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
I do think it's a good idea--or at least to have the floors divided so that half is male, half is female--if there are common bathrooms that are separated by gender. When I was in college, the last thing I wanted to do was traipse across the ... More
I totally agree. Safety should come first. Sex isn't going to stop if they have to go to another floor or even another building to do it.
05/20/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
No, because for some people, their gender don't match their sex and thus, another occasion for discrimination.
06/02/2012
<3BF <3BF
I remember my friend talking about how at the University of Chicago students complained because a gay couple could live together in a dorm room but a straight couple could not. I believe they made their point and now it is up to you to have same or opposite sex in your room and I think that's an intelligent choice.
06/02/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
I think for safety reasons, separated dorms are best.
06/03/2012
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I think they do it for safety more than anything, so I think it's a good idea.
06/03/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by P3ngu1n78
Some colleges house students so that they only live on floors with their own gender. Do you think this is a good idea?
I live on an all girl floor, but it doesn't bother me. My friends have also been on floors mixed with different sexes, and it's not that weird either
06/11/2012
amazon amazon
Parents are more bothered by it than anyone else. I've yet to see anything that says it's a good/bad idea either way.
06/11/2012
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