well, It's college time again. I am busy registering for classes, getting meals set up... and dorms.
This is the first year I will be introducing myself as a girl. I am not "going to be a girl" or "a girl at heart", I am inside and outside no different than any other girl, and you would not pick me out on the street.
That being said, My residential life offices have been drafting policy because of me. This has never come up before, therefore I will be setting the precedence for all behind me.
They have come up with the guideline that I cannot live on a floor without a gender neutral bathroom. This was discouraging, but I figured I would just ignore the idea that they wanted me to stay out of the girls stuff.
But now... They have put me in my 3rd pick building in a 2 person room with no roomate on a co-ed floor. I am not allowed to use anything but the neutral bathrooms, and the only way I will get a roomate is if they find a lesbian or other undesirable to throw in with me. I am not sure if these neutral bathrooms are lockable with single shower and toilet, or even if they have a shower.
They tell me that they worry about parents reactions. There have been no problems established yet, but they are "taking the safe road" and discriminating against me instead, basically putting me as far out of the way as possible, making me special.
I explained to them in a recent email that I do not want to be special, and that I am not a threat. I told them that this arrangement does nothing but remind me that I am nothing but different instead of the reason why I wanted to be in the dorms in the first place- TO JUST BE ONE OF THE GIRLS.
I am not stupid, I wont run around with my wiener in the air. It just hurts that they wont give me a chance, nor are they willing to look for a STRAIGHT roomate that wouldnt mind me.