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Oberlin Student Angry That Male Maintenance Workers Entered Dorm for Women and Trans Persons

Oberlin Student Angry That Male Maintenance Workers Entered Dorm for Women and Trans Persons

“Why didn’t the College complete the installation over the summer, when the building was empty?”

In the history of Oberlin, this might be the most Oberlin thing ever.

The College Fix reports:

Oberlin student miffed at male maintenance workers entering ‘Women & Trans Collective’

An Oberlin College student is highly perturbed that “cisgender male” maintenance workers were permitted to install radiators in a dorm reserved for “women and transgendered persons”

In the op-ed pages of The Oberlin Review, Peter Fray-Witzer says Baldwin Cottage got an email about the radiators from Coordinator for Multicultural and Identity-Based Communities Josh Matos on October 7: “Contractors will be entering rooms between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. to install the radiators.”

Fray-Witzer says he was unaware of any pending installations, but even worse — the maintenance crews were “more than likely to be cisgender men” who would be invading his “personal space” at that of his dorm mates.

The Women and Trans Collective inhabits Baldwin Cottage, where cisgender men are not permitted on the second and third floors. Further, “many residents choose not to invite cisgender men to that space.”

“Why didn’t the College complete the installation over the summer, when the building was empty? Why couldn’t they tell us precisely when the workers would be there? Why were they only notifying us the day before the installation was due to begin?” Fray-Witzer wonders.

Apparently, Oberlin has an obligation to make students feel “comfortable and safe.”


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and you would, seriously, pay for your child to go to Oberlin?
not even on full scholarship.

    TracyJean72 in reply to paracelsus. | October 18, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    My aunt and uncle sent their youngest son to Oberlin and have regretted it every day since. He has turned into a radical, woke leftist who takes 45-hour train rides to Seattle to protest with Antifa. The middle son considers him persona non grata. The oldest son, the only one the youngest will still speak to, is about ready to give up, too. Youngest son won’t speak to his parents anymore and what dwindling communication there is comes through the oldest son. It’s a mess all around.

Boo frickin’ hoo.

Simple solution – don’t install radiators until next summer.

How does this person know how the maintenance workers identified? Did he ask them their pronouns or simply assume them? He needs to be sent for re-education immediately!

    Kevin in reply to irv. | October 18, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    The transgender people should be allowed to stay in their heat-free rooms until such time as the dorm rooms are trans-free. We wouldn’t want to I therfore with their comfort. Then the contractors, who make a very good living despite not having an Oberlin degree, can install the radiators without being oppressed by the haters who are transgender.

What a target-rich environment.

1. If you just consider the entire dorm a restroom, all the logistics work out. In fact, your complaints actually become homophobic.

2. We’ll just dump all the supplies inside the entrance, and you folks can make sure they are installed only by trans personnel and women. Stay warm!

The Friendly Grizzly | October 18, 2021 at 11:10 am

Katy the Plumber was indisposed.

Only in America, err Oberlin Ohio

No problem Peter my lass, Winter has decided to identify as Summer and has chosen the pronoun heat. Your room will be toasty as all get out because weather is a social construct.

First, Baldwin has heat? (inside joke, it used to be a dorm where women described as “frigid” were most likely to live)

Second, does that mean we can officially designate the third floor of Tank as hetero-white males only? We certainly did our best to make it so. It is a source of constant amazement that they apply rules which are overtly sexist and discriminatory while not having an iota of a clue that they are. I shall conclude with the obligatory “shut up.”

    Hollymon in reply to MajorWood. | October 19, 2021 at 10:04 am

    I spent a year in Tank (aka Toad Hall). It was very much a cooperative, both sexes, friendly place. Come to think of it, Oberlin as-a-whole was a pretty good place to study.

    I graduated from Oberlin in 1973. Their sports teams are called the “Yeomen,” at least they used to be. I’m not sure, but when I wasn’t looking, they may have changed it to just “Yo!”

    We are raising a nation of Eloi. What the fuck happened?

    Go Yo!

Well, I guess he could go without a radiator until they find a trans plumber to do the work–do trans employees also cook his food, and teach his classes, or is this just reserved for radiators?

Clearly, that sorority needs Rosie the Plumber. LOL. How pathetic.

If they want an exact time, it works this way. They can pick any time they want. And if the workers are available at that time and feel like showing up (we’re all anti-slavery) they’ll be there. And if not, nobody will come.

Stop me if I’m wrong. But hasn’t Oberlin been in the news for all the wrong reasons quite a lot lately?

This isn’t a joke.

Yeah. I’m so f***ing sending my kid to Oberlin. I wish I could find the actual article, where my spirit wolf ate some chick’s freaking duck. And she whined about it, and me the spirit wolf’s father was like, suck it up. Spirit wolf just being spirit wolf.

What’s the tuition again, at Oberlin?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Arminius. | October 20, 2021 at 7:26 am

    My spirit animal – if that is what it is called – is the grizzly, but, I don’t take things to such an asinine degree.

Maybe I should write the article. I bet I could fake it so well people would think it came from the gender studies department of UC Berkeley.

Yes. I’m not making any of this up. I was just shopping for an axe.

I’m thinking of this one.

The most innocent mistakes send you to gay porn sites.

I think it was the search terms “Collins” and “Truper” and “Tool.” Hoo, boy, did I f*** up.

Anyhoo, as you can see, found my axe. It’s not a Collins. It’s not a Woods-Verona. It’s not a Gransfors Bruk. But it’s quality.

how do you know they were cisgender males? did you ask them or did you just assume they were? sorta like when someone mis-pronouns you just by looking at you. its a two way street

Steven Brizel | October 19, 2021 at 9:44 am

Oberlin is a radical training ground for would be snowflakes who will graduate with meaningless degrees who are unequipped intellectually to work for a living -do not even let your kid apply therre.

At the beginning of my two year stint on the crisis/suicide hotline, the director advised me to “never engage the mentally ill when off the clock.” That has proven to be a real time saver as I was therefore not tempted to solve problems where I didn’t have a dog in the fight, so to speak. In the present, it saved me the time to compose a comment to the Oberlin Review, assuming they publish them from me anymore. 😉

I think what bothers me the most here is that this individual was given a public forum to address a concern that was best left within the confines of a psychiatrist’s office. While I do not envision great things for this person, having a public record like the letter to the review is certainly not going to open many doors down the road, and those that it does open may be the type with lock behind you. Sadly, it will become one of those types who go out into the world with the attitude that “my rights end where its feelings begin.” And at some point, it will run into those who aren’t as willing to accommodate its wants. Yes, it called them “needs,” but trust me, they are far from what the rest of the planet considers as needs. The only advice I can offer them is the rule of 3 before opening ones mouth. Does it need to be said, does it need to be said right now, does it need to be said by me? IMHO, that complaint failed all three conditions.

On a plus note, I was proud that I rose above my “go-to” and “base” instincts, because it really was just such an opportunity for parody. We are truly living in times where the Onion and Bee are facing strong challenges from that being produced by the MSM and cohorts. “Oberlin student distressed that burly men had showed up to work on its pipes” was one possible post title. The downward spiral to others was rapid.

I can’t wait until his internet goes out some time and Larry the cable guy shows up.

My son goes to Oberlin and loves it. He was basically heading to full-on woke anti-violence communist (good luck!?) even before he matriculated and probably would have ended up with the same perspective if he had gone to another well-regarded colleges he was admitted to (let’s just say he didn’t apply to Hillsdale). He’s rather well adjusted, but as you may guess, doesn’t shop at Gibson’s

My step-brother also went to Oberlin and somehow found a way to become a successful, tax-paying, child=rearing, cardiologist who mostly votes Republican.

Good luck when this person’s heat goes out in the real world and needs a plumber. Or maybe this person will become a trans-friendly plumber theirself!?

This is only a problem for the university as they have no stones to actually tell their student tenants, go pound sand, we have to do maintenance, we’re telling you that we’re coming in, deal with it.