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Yale to Offer Single-Gender Dorms and Bathrooms After Muslim Students Raise Concerns

Yale to Offer Single-Gender Dorms and Bathrooms After Muslim Students Raise Concerns

“Without single-gender bathrooms, Muslim women are forced to be on guard and wear a hijab, even during times when they normally would not”

Will there be any protests over this? Don’t you think there would be if it was Christian students who spoke out?

The College Fix reports:

Yale to offer single-gender dorms after Muslim students voiced concerns

Yale College students have the option of requesting single-gender on-campus housing and bathrooms for the 2023-24 school year following weeks of demands from religious students and allies.

Dean of Students Melanie Boyd announced that Yale would provide single gender housing options in an email mid-March, The Yale Daily News reported March 10.

Current Yale Housing residents had to submit their “housing intent” form by March 10 for the 2023-24 academic year, according to Yale’s website. The 2023-24 Housing Application is due April 1.

Advocates of single-gender housing framed it as a religious exemption that “disproportionately affects Muslim students,” according to an open letter submitted to the housing office.

“The Yale College Housing Office is in charge of housing for the entire College, with the goal of standardizing the selection process,” the letter stated. “However, Yale does not appear to deem religious accommodations a necessary part of this standard.”

“Often, [Muslim students] succumb to being pushed to off-campus housing, at a rate higher than their non-Muslim peers,” the letter continued. “Students who remain on campus are forced to change their habits to avoid sacrificing their core beliefs.”

“Without single-gender bathrooms, Muslim women are forced to be on guard and wear a hijab, even during times when they normally would not: just taking a shower or going to the bathroom becomes a stressful and inconvenient burden, taking a toll on their mental health,” the authors wrote. “Living quarters become a space of anxiety, not rest.”

Without single-gender bathrooms, Muslim students also could not perform wudu, a ritual purification using water that requires removal of the hijab, according to the letter.

“If Muslim women are not able to remove their hijab because of the mixed-gender bathrooms, they cannot perform wudu, and, as a result, they cannot fulfill their obligatory daily prayer,” the letter stated. “Mandatory mixed-gender bathrooms directly interfere with students’ right to their religious practices,” the letter’s authors wrote.

The open letter called for “recognizing and guaranteeing religious accommodations as a formal part of the housing process.”

Dozens of Yale student organizations signed the letter, including religious groups Muslim Students Association, Orthodox Jews at Yale, and the Black Muslim Students Association.

The letter was also signed by a number of racial and ethnic affinity groups, such as the Asian American Student Alliance, Black Women’s Coalition, and the Native and Indigenous Student Association at Yale, as well as by the Queer Student Alliance and the Young Democratic Socialists of America.


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They would never had done this out of a request from Christians, and that just shows their bigotry.

Old Navy Doc | April 2, 2023 at 2:20 pm

It’s appalling that the Yale hierarchy is so blind as to not even consider the basic needs of their customers. Swell business model dudes.

Hmm. I seem to remember that the Biden administration issued a very strange order that prohibited all colleges from having single sex dorms, and as this piece acknowledges, single sex bathrooms. Why the Feds think this bizarre demand is Constitutional or necessary is beyond reason, what is clear is the Federal Bureaucracy is a diseased beast that engages in satisfying the whims of the cranks and micro-agendists who make up the same.

    Milhouse in reply to puhiawa. | April 3, 2023 at 12:48 am

    If there were such a binding order then Yale would not have been able to finally see reason and do this.

      ahad haamoratsim in reply to Milhouse. | April 4, 2023 at 12:00 am

      If Yale were finally seeing reason, more than a decade after denying similar relief to Jews, the exemption would not be limited to Muslims.

SeymourButz | April 2, 2023 at 2:34 pm

Any port in a storm.

female or male sex


feminine and masculine gender?

    jb4 in reply to n.n. | April 2, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    The elephant in the room not addressed by the article. I doubt the Muslim women would be too thrilled with transgender women in their bathroom.

      Ironclaw in reply to jb4. | April 3, 2023 at 3:43 am

      You mean mentally ill men who pretend that they’re women.

        markm in reply to Ironclaw. | April 3, 2023 at 6:10 pm

        And/or perfectly sane but preverted cis-men who pretend to think they are women to get into women-only spaces.

        Three years ago I wouldn’t have thought this was possible. No one who wasn’t quite mentally ill would have invited the persecution that cross-dressers get whenever they’re identified. But now, they can persecute us normal people – with the help of woke officials.

      tbonesays in reply to jb4. | April 3, 2023 at 5:59 pm

      Well it’s a Mike LeChance article. However, I suspect Yale is being mum on whether an atheist man can identify as a woman and get inside.

      alaskabob in reply to jb4. | April 3, 2023 at 9:56 pm

      That wouldn’t last long. Once the transgender was id’d… it would be a matter of time before this was resolved. Who would the admin fear most? There are more Muslims than trans.

Forced to wear a hijab

Forced? Hardly, all religious observation is voluntary. If you find it inconvenient that is not anybody else’s problem.

    henrybowman in reply to randian. | April 2, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    It’s not always voluntary.
    Like masks.

      CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | April 2, 2023 at 5:29 pm

      Yep. The Covid Cult took over much of the Nation for a couple of years and there wasn’t anything voluntary about the mandates put in place to gain compliance.

    Milhouse in reply to randian. | April 3, 2023 at 12:53 am

    No, religious observance is not at all voluntary. In the believer’s view it is God’s command, which is far more binding than any mere government law. Federal statutes may be the supreme law of the land, but God’s commands are the supreme law of the entire world. So no, believing as they do that uncovering themselves in front of men would be illegal, if they are forced to share a bathroom with men they will be forced to cover up there, which would a major pain.

Subotai Bahadur | April 2, 2023 at 3:42 pm

To the American Left [which includes both the government and the educational establishment,] Muslims are of higher priority than anyone or thing that happens to be Judeo-Christian.

Subotai Bahadur

    henrybowman in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | April 2, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Left unstated is the reason why that is.
    It’s because bullies respect retaliatory force.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | April 2, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    But why…?

    The pan-Arab, and non-secular Muslim coalitions are their constituents. Convenient because of oil and kickbacks; thought moral because of colonialism and cultural hegemony; they — The Apparatus — enjoy it because either feeds into their self-hate.

    The Judeo-Christian caste are their scapegoat Untermenschen to exploit for payofffs and graft; to punish for past sins; and they — The Apparatus — enjoy it.

    Is there a word for masochism by proxy?

chrisboltssr | April 2, 2023 at 3:45 pm

Leftist bigotry has always been towards Christianity and Christians gave into to it.

2smartforlibs | April 2, 2023 at 4:17 pm

Seems all their blathering means nothing when another liberal causes gets in the way.

RandomCrank | April 2, 2023 at 4:19 pm

I recall the late, great Arte Johnson: “Very interesting!”

Considering that there are 87 genders this could be tricky.

No onei on Left saw that coming

But it’s only Christians they say are at war with Trannies

    henrybowman in reply to Skip. | April 2, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    Don’t worry.
    If the Muslims start killing them, the left will blame the Christians anyway.
    Look at that poor, poor, school murderer.

Joey Williams | April 2, 2023 at 7:46 pm

jb4 has it figured out quite well. There will be a hue and cry from the transgender element about how wrong it is to limit dorms/bathrooms to a “single sex”. Just because people have legitimate reliligious beliefs doesn’t supersede the LGBT right to do whatever they see fit to do.

It should be quite interesting to see what happens when a tranny decides they need to live there.

Remember when all college dorms were segregated by sex? I don’t know why they changed that. Were rapists and voyeurs having too much trouble finding victims? Did colleges need more impulsive sex and the pregnancies that often result? Were single-sex parties where men could act disgusting, or women could do whatever they do with no men to observe them the worst problem on campus?