Gender neutral bathrooms in Vermont
More silly-ness from the world of the "gay rights" agenda:
The University of Vermont's big new student center doesn't just have women's bathrooms and men's bathrooms.
It also has gender-neutral bathrooms, a feature added to accommodate transgendered people, as well as those with some disabilities. The four single bathrooms in the new Dudley H. Davis Center - each with a toilet, sink, shower and lockable door - cost about $2,500 a piece to build. Their wall signs identify each as "gender neutral restroom."
"It's about inclusivity and accessibility and the importance of meeting all people's needs, not just a few," said Annie Stevens, assistant vice president for student and campus life.
"Incusivity"? The last time I checked, "male" and "female" includes all the human beings on the planet. And they're not the only ones engaged in this idiocy:
At least 17 colleges and universities have included gender-neutral bathrooms in their new construction or in retrofitting residence halls, said Stephanie Gordon, director of educational programs at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
"A multi-use bathroom doesn't necessarily feel safe to transgendered students, because they have concerns about how their gender would be read by others," said Dot Brauer, director of the school's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Ally Services.
You don't say.
A woman who identifies as a man, for example, may not feel welcome in a women's rest room. Transgendered people have been the target of verbal and physical abuse in rest rooms and been arrested, or suspected of lewd conduct, according to Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality.
"There are students whose safety and comfort is comprised," Brauer said.
Kelly, a 19-year-old transgendered UVM student who did want her last name published, said she's been made to feel "very uncomfortable" in rest rooms.
Again, you don't say.
The way I see it, we're headed to a world with bath rooms for straight males, females, gay males, gay females, "trans-genered" males and females...and then another set for the thoroughly confused. Which will leave little actual space for classrooms at these colleges...which, considering what they're being taught, might not be such a bad thing.
As a side note, I can just imagine the shrill cries of discrimination if, for instance, some institution had set up such restrooms for the wierdos of the "transgender" set if some straight folks had demanded it.