A proposal to offer gender-neutral housing for Yale upperclassmen in fall 2009 has been tabled, the Yale Daily News reports. School officials say they need more time to form a task force and study the implementation of similar programs at peer schools.It would probably be a mistake for anyone to think that the members of the school's administrative staff have suddenly turned into vertebrates. If they actually had backbones, they would tell the students that the reason they are students is because they are ignorant and the reason their parents are paying Yale exorbitant amounts of money is to relieve them of that ignorance. Instead, they are going to affirm their ignorance by giving it some kind of scientific credibility by "studying" the issue.
The impetus behind the change is coming from the gay and transgendered "community", who are none to pleased with the fact that the administration hasn't gotten word that college administrations always give in to student demands, no matter how utterly ridiculous they are:
The decision also prompted students to hold a "sleep-in," during which more than a dozen students camped in the middle of campus to, as one said, "protest the type of metaphorical displacement we, and by we I mean the [ gay and transgender] community and allies, are faced with by this decision.""Metaphorical displacement"? First intolerance, then persecution, and now ... "Metaphorical displacement."
It's a cruel world.