Hey now, it looks like we’re created enough noise to attract the attention of Dr. Ruth, renowned sex therapist. In a recent article written for the New York Post, she gets in on the action (in a manner of speaking) and shares her thoughts on the recent developments involving coed dorms at Columbia. She criticizes the proposed policy and calls it a “handicap” in the process of young people discovering themselves. She claims that it will make students who “do not have steady partners are going to feel bad.” …As if they don’t feel bad already.
Dr. Ruth’s alternative solution? “Set aside some rooms with locked doors where students can go to have a couple of hours of privacy.” An intriguing idea, to be sure, until you consider how these rooms would be cleaned, and the sheer psychological grossness of some other couple waiting outside for you to finish. As a suitemate of the Bwog Editor put it, “it’s like music practice rooms: nice in theory, but you can still hear them.”
But hey, maybe if we gain enough attention, we’ll get other forms of advice from her too.
@Alum Fwiw, Dr. Ruth is a TC grad.
@anonymous How many people would actually take advantage of the genderbending rooms?
I don’t think that many hetero couples would want to have that pressure, and how many LGBT people really face rampant persecution?
@really? It’s not about “rampant persecution.” It’s about the fact that there really isn’t a good reason for why you can’t share a room with your friends of the opposite gender. Isn’t that kind of a duh?
@it's also about not forcing people who don’t necessarily subscribe to the gender binary to choose.
@except The entire debate is missing the point. This intent of the policy is to make GLBT students feel more comfortable, NOT to allow heterosexual couples to live together. Ironically, GLBT couples already CAN live together!
@Clearly The Post is just trying to get us to do something they can get even more outraged about. “Columbia creates designated sex rooms!”
Also, drruth.com is probably the creepiest website ever.
@CLS The video linked to at the end is NOT Dr. Ruth. Dr. Ruth has a charming Israeli/European accent.
@David Link has been fixed.
@karen They can be like the conjugal visits trailer at a prison!