How long, I wonder, will it be before people (and by people, I mean folks with normal common sense) take society back from liberal-minded people who are ruining it? Ruining, as in: the act of to injuring irretrievably.
Yesterday's local newspaper (not that I read it) ran an article about co-ed living being pushed among Ohio colleges and universities. Apparently students want it, and what our 18 year-olds want, we give them, right? After all, they know it all. "They" say that coed housing is going to make those students with gender confusion issues (ya know) feel better about living in a dorm with other folks (in other words, those students don't want to live with same-sex people). Of course, having co-ed housing also opens up the opportunity for boys and girls without gender identity issues to live together as well, because we couldn't discriminate against anyone.
My husband called me yesterday morning to tell me about the article. We have talked about this issue before because other states are dealing with it, but this is the first we've read about the issue locally. My husband and I have huge (HUGE) problems with the concept because we experienced first-hand the problems that come with having a child live in a co-ed dorm (co-ed every other room, so you if you are a guy you have girls on both sides and across the hall). Let's just say it makes for very familiar living, and I am of the opinion that boys and girls who are unrelated just don't need to be that familiar with each other. And yes, I said "boys and girls" because they are not men and women yet. Do you know any 18-year-olds? They are boys and girls. Trust me.
Anyway, the article apparently sparked some very heated debate in the comments section (which I refuse to read because it makes my blood actually boil and that's not good for you, but my husband read me a few just for kicks and giggles -- his, not mine) and the debate was between those who have normal common sense and those with liberal-minded common sense (i.e., none). Apparently liberal-minded folks think sending your kid off to college to live with a member of the opposite sex is just fine and if you don't like it then you should send your kid to some stick-up-the-you-know-what Christian school (good luck filling all those other schools with liberal-minded folks' kids, by the way).
As you can imagine, just for "kicks and giggles" my husband raised my ire in about 1.01 seconds as he read to me several of these name-calling comments over the phone. And when I say ire, I mean ire. As if I were dictating a letter to the individuals who left their comments, I replied, "O.k. open-minded dad, if you think it's all good for your sweet little girl to live with her boyfriend her first year in college, and it's all good for her to spend her time sleeping with him whenever she wants instead of going to class, or joining a club, or conversing with other people on campus who are not her boyfriend, what are you going to do when, before the end of October, she has a big break-up with her sweetheart and she is stuck living with him for the rest of the year, and she's set to jump out the third floor dorm window because she is held legally captive in a university contract that holds her hostage under penalty of death or a fine of $2900 per quarter. You gonna bail her out dad?"
Why do some people find it necessary to stretch the limits of common sense and decency past their limits? I don't know one person (well maybe I know one, but not someone I respect) who would think that co-ed living in college dorms (boys and girls in the same room) is a good idea. Anybody? Anybody?