the eighth Jesuit college or university to offer gender-neutral bathrooms.continue at Louis Joliet Society
Why? Mary Janz, Marquette’s Director of Residence Life, said the move was made because more transgender persons are advocating for their rights. “We want all students to feel like they belong,” Janz said, noting the ‘Dignity, Resiliency, Solidarity: A Trans*pectrum Conference’ hosted by Marquette’s Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies in November.” (You can read all about the conference here).
We have questions…
- How many transgendered students are there at Marquette to warrant this move? According to the university’s recently completed Climate Survey, about 20 or 0.5 % of the Marquette population.
- How much is this bathroom makeover costing the university?”
- With sexual assault evidently a significant problem on Marquette campus, is this a particularly prudent step to take?
And they complain when we spend money making a church building more beautiful, you know, cuz that money should go to "the poor."