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Student Leaders at Notre Dame Take on ‘Heteronormativity’ in Dorm Policy

Student Leaders at Notre Dame Take on ‘Heteronormativity’ in Dorm Policy

“For example, guys in a male dorm could tease a guy about asking a girl out without realizing that he’s gay”

Notre Dame has single sex dorms and according to student critics, this is a problem for LGBT students on campus.

The College Fix reports:

Student leaders fight ‘heteronormativity’ at Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame to this day exclusively maintains single-sex dorms, with all-male and all-female residence halls at the 177-year-old Catholic institution.

Now its student body president has asserted the university’s dorms wrongfully normalize heterosexuality over homosexuality.

Student Body President Elizabeth Boyle told The College Fix in an interview her team is taking steps to address “heteronormativity” in the Catholic university’s dorms.

Heteronormative means “denoting or relating to a world view that promotes heterosexuality as the normal or preferred sexual orientation,” according to Oxford Dictionary.

Members of Boyle’s student government plan to work to end a longstanding campus policy that forbids students from spending the night in the dorms of the opposite sex, according to an internal email obtained by The College Fix. According to earlier writings by the architect of the plan in student government, this would be for the sake of minimizing heteronormativity.

Boyle said she “personally” supports allowing transgender students to live in the dorm that corresponds to their gender identity, and explained heteronormativity affects transgender students living in Notre Dame dorms.

With people of the opposite sex spending the night and transgender students of the opposite biological sex joining a dorm, Notre Dame dorms would move away from their single-sex origins.

Boyle told The College Fix heteronormativity is particularly pronounced at Notre Dame in the setting of an all-male dorm.

“For example, guys in a male dorm could tease a guy about asking a girl out without realizing that he’s gay,” she said.

Boyle said her team has taken steps to address heteronormativity through the distribution of “ally” and “safe space” pins, stickers, and signs to rectors and resident assistants. These materials can be found across campus in seemingly every dorm. Boyle stressed these stickers promote the importance of “inclusivity” and “making everyone feel welcome.”

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“Now its student body president has asserted the university’s dorms wrongfully normalize heterosexuality over homosexuality”

Because it IS normal? The number of people in the US who self-identify as gay is under 4%. 96% of people can’t be wrong, but they ARE being shamed for that normalcy.

Heteronormative means “denoting or relating to a world view that promotes heterosexuality as the normal or preferred sexual orientation,”
Well, that’s because it is normal. Whether you’re an evolutionist or a creationist, it IS normal.

On top of that, despite its frequent adoption of progressivism, Notre Dame is a Roman Catholic school. So, duh!

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to GWB. | September 17, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Who but the social justice concern trolls even use words like “heteronormative” in the first place?

The Friendly Grizzly | September 17, 2019 at 10:46 am

Mzzz “Boil”: To use the genteel term from a long time ago, I am a confirmed bachelor. Yeah. One of those you are oh, so concerrrrrnnnned about.

I don’t need your concern, or your protection about being kidded about who I date.

If someone takes harmful action against me, I will fight back, and fight back as hard as I can. But, being kidded? Sweetie, please…!

(Why do I believe Mzzz “Boil” is likely taking a soft major?)

The leftilibral pseudo-academics love to make up pretentious buzzwords to paint what 24 out of 25 people do as somehow being abnormal.

A Punk Named Yunk | September 18, 2019 at 5:42 pm

If you don’t like the “heteronormative” dorm policy, leave the dorm or leave the school. You, the LGBTQ+*, have no right to impose your perversion on 95% of the student body.

And why is a Roman Catholic university tolerating this garbage anyway? It violates church doctrine; surely that contradicts the founding principles of the university.

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