The Day - - OPINION -

Our Feb. 7 story about young women be­ing il­lic­itly recorded on smart­phones while show­er­ing in mixed gen­der bath­rooms at Con­necti­cut Col­lege set off quite a de­bate on the­day.com.

“So let me state a few things. You cre­ated co-ed, gen­der in­clu­sive bath­rooms and now there is pos­si­ble voyeurism go­ing on and you are con­fused why that is hap­pen­ing? You are let­ting 18, 19 and 20 year-old-kids use the same bath­room, what did the ivory tower wizards think would hap­pen?!?!?” — Keith J. Rob­bins “Not of­ten that this hap­pens, but I agree to­tally with Keith.” — Thomas M. Mo­ri­arty

“I don’t know what to think when people say the gen­ders must be sep­a­rated be­cause, of course, men will be per­verts, they can’t help them­selves. What does it say about our­selves when we sim­ply ac­cept the sup­posed fact that men are in­ca­pable of con­trol­ling them­selves? I find that idea in­sult­ing to the male gen­der, and sep­a­rat­ing people is only go­ing to re­in­force the idea that it’s okay that men can­not con­trol them­selves. What that guy did is gross and rep­re­hen­si­ble, but so­ci­ety should have bet­ter ex­pec­ta­tions of our young men.” — Emily Wat­ford “Hey Emily, who said a male stu­dent was tak­ing these pic­tures?” — Michael Main

“These co-ed bath­rooms have been a fix­ture in most col­lege dorms across the coun­try for decades. The ‘trans­gen­der part’ has been added more re­cently, but in fact, males and fe­males had been shar­ing dorms and bath­rooms way be­fore this more mod­ern is­sue was rec­og­nized. I grad­u­ated from a Big Ten col­lege in 1982 and we had co-ed dorms then. The ease of dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy and so­cial me­dia is the newer di­men­sion to­day.” — Ellen Maloney

“Things are clearly get­ting out of con­trol … I don’t con­done what was done by any means but would it hap­pen if we left the men in the men’s room and the ladies in the ladies room?” — Mark Coen

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