Ladies (and gentlemen) who are college students, I'm wondering what your experiences have been with college dormitories, whether co-ed or single sex. I'm curious after reading this article in the Boston Globe that more colleges are offering "gender neutral" (mixed sex) dorm rooms.
"Now, some colleges are crossing the final threshold, allowing men and women to share rooms. At the urging of student activists, more than 30 campuses across the country have adopted what colleges call gender-neutral rooming assignments, almost half of them within the past two years."
Being an old-school person, I don't think much of this idea. I think there are benefits to separating the sexes, especially for what are essentially the private aspects of one's life (sleeping, showering, using the bathroom). I think it also flies on the face of biology, not recognizing that sexual urges are pretty strong in this age group. Why would you even want to put students in that position? College administrators seem to think that having dorms segregated by race and ethnicity is good, but segregation by sex is not. Inconsistent, no?
I went to Smith, a women's college, so obviously I have no clue what co-ed dorms are like. I know I wouldn't have been comfortable in a co-ed bathroom or co-ed dorm floor. Readers and fellow MZ bloggers, what are your experiences? Does your college have same-sex as well as co-ed dorms? Do you/did you have a choice? What did you choose and why?