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  1. richard40 says:

    I can see legit situations where each sex may want a place to only be with their own. So I can see a legit reason for a womens only lounge, but only if there is also a male only lounge. But having one without the other is clearly discriminatory, and the feminists are either blind, or grossly biased, to not see that.

    • Nicolas says:

      What is the special need that requires segregation? Menstruation? PMS?

      The value of a segregated lounge is that protects the rest of the student body from whatever infests the misfits who need such isolation.

      American universities have entirely descended from tragedy into farce.

  2. Mark Neil says:

    Nothing like setting up double standards to set the example of what kind of equality one seeks. Feminists have made crystal clear how they view equality, and that is women on top, to hell with men. Tina Timm knew it when she said merely suggesting the idea would upset her feminist friends (why would feminists be upset about raising the topic of equality?) and Patricia Lowrie proved her right when she attempted to justify a double standard with vague references to “issues” unique to women, and a handwave away of even the posibility men may have issues too.

  3. Person X from MSU says:

    If you look at the history of the Women’s lounge, there was once a time where there was a Men’s lounge as well (actually 2, one for studying and one for playing billiards). They decided to eliminate the men’s study lounge because it wasn’t used in the same manner as the women’s lounge was, it wasn’t used as much and it was deemed unnecessary by the college (including students) when it came time to renovate the Union. Women on campus go to the women’s study lounge for a number of reasons that men did not need a separate lounge for. First of all, there are very few places where there is quiet on campus. The library quiet floors are virtually the only other place that are continually quiet. Do you know how unsafe it is for a female to walk to the library on her own at night? It’s known as “the rape trail” for a reason. Gruesome, but true. I have not and will not ever walk that way at night due to safety concerns. Women go to the women’s lounge because it’s SAFER to go there than it is to go to the library which is the only other truly quiet place to study. Second, as a female, if you’ve ever been abused by a male, being around them when you’re feeling vulnerable (paying all your attention to studying, stressed about an upcoming exam, ect.) will take away all concentration on what you should be doing and can make you re-live horrible memories. Or just plain intimidation by males if you’re a quiet or introverted person.

    Take away gender, if you have EVER been in there, it’s a very comfortable place to study that you can count on having a quiet environment with no pressures from the people present.

    Granted, I do think that it could be considered sexist to have a female lounge and not male lounge. BUT you HAVE TO LOOK AT THE HISTORY. There were 2 male lounges at one point and due to the way they were used and the little value males sought from them, they were eliminated for a reason. It was deemed males felt safe at other places, the women’s lounge was kept because there was a large population on campus that did not feel safe, be it because of potential harm, intimidation, ect.

    Want to bring up Title IX, how come the women’s athletics players don’t get the same lounges with flat screen TV’s, Xboxs, Playstations, and catering that their male counterparts do?

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