The Lakeland Mirror

Karalee Manis, Managing Editor

We’re all adults here; I think we can mostly agree on that. And as such, we should be able to make adult decisions and behave in respectable ways toward one another.

I’m adult enough to be cognizant of the fact that sometimes we want our significant other to spend the night with us and this shouldn’t be a problem between two consenting adults.

Except for the fact that most of us have roommates that we ought to consider, and that some women have chosen to live in the residence hall that is exclusively inhabited by women.

In my view, when a woman chooses to live in Krueger, she is doing so knowing that she will be living with only women, eliminating male encounters of a more intimate nature within their designated living space.

This is a conscious decision.

If I chose a women-only place to live, it would be knowing that there would be no men around during the more vulnerable times of my day, like at night or in the morning when I am certainly not at my best and might not want to expose myself to a member of the opposite sex, especially when I do not know this person particularly well.

That being said, for this particular residence hall, policy against men in the building during the night should be in place and be enforced.

I think if you have chosen to live in such a place you must respect the inherent designation.

One has to think of not only herself or her roommate in wanting to have her boyfriend spend the night, but also of every other woman in that building who has chosen to live there, whether or not it was because they wanted that particular separation from men.

This isn’t about being an inconsiderate roommate, even if that may be the case with some, or about coming off as having a ‘prudish’ personality.

You have to realize a person wanting to live among only her own sex is often a choice of comfort and security.

Violating this for one’s own selfish reasons, intended or not, is a blatant sign of disrespect.

Leave your childish wants at the door, start acting like a real adult and consider others.

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