A transgender student at University of South Florida (USF) has now conclusively shown that once people become sufficiently open-minded their brains are likely to fall out and hit the ground. Frustrated and confused with his sexuality, Taylor McCue wanted to force USF to join colleges like Rutgers and Harvard, which are now offering students the option to live with anyone of any gender. And the USF administration has caved. Sissies!
Now, as a result of the lobbying of one deeply confused student, USF has decided to go beyond what other universities in Florida do with transgender students, by actively offering them the chance to live alone or with a friend of any gender. They can also be randomly assigned to a roommate without being “outed.” At other schools, the burden to ask for special treatment is usually on the student. But at USF the administration wants to make it easy for those who are experiencing gender identity confusion. Those assigned at random to live with a transgendered student are in for a big surprise.
This is just USF's first step in its experiment with gender subjectivity and total sexual normlessness. In the spring, the school will launch a program offering gender-neutral dorm rooms, where anybody of any gender can live with anybody else. It’s a total free-for-all! It is true that rooming with romantic partners will be discouraged. But as far as USF is concerned, parents won't have a say in the decision. So there will be no way to prohibit the kinds of arrangements they discourage. Given their commitment to radical gender politics it is difficult to understand the basis of USF’s objection to cohabitation among romantic partners. How judgmental!
According to the St. Petersburg Times, USF spokesman Michael Hoad said "We feel passionately about making USF a complete living and learning environment.” He could have said “a complete living and learning free-for-all.” But I respect his right to express his passionate feelings in a way he feels is appropriate. Passion and feelings are the true basis of any good education. At least, that’s the feeling I’m getting.
This all started when Taylor McCue told school officials that he hated his USF roommates who, in turn, hated him. There is no indication that USF contemplated the possibility that McCue is simply a jerk who can’t get along with anyone else. A jerk dorm - for those who wish to live alone - would have been less of a public-relations disaster than the gender-neutral housing plan is likely to be. USF should have looked into it – not to mention a hate crime prosecution against McCue. What a McHater!
Taylor McCue claims that he never intended to be an advocate – although he may well make the front page of The Advocate. But he has complained that when he enrolled in school USF's housing application only had two gender boxes, male and female. For the record, I agree that there should be two boxes on each application: a) Entitled whiner, and b) mature adult. I mean, give me a break please. McSeriously!
Taylor McCue has also complained that he has suffered from both "misogyny and homophobia," which is tough to accept given that Taylor McCue is a male. Having his penis surgically removed will not make him a female any more than having it re-attached to his nose will make him an elephant. But there’s no use telling him that. It might start a stampede – all in the name of tolerance, of course. Taylor McCue further claims that he hadn't begun taking female hormones yet when guys (real guys, not cross-dressers) on the floor of his dorm started asking about his sexuality, cracking jokes, and calling names. McCue complained to a residence hall adviser about the treatment. Eventually, someone recommended that he speak with Dorie Paine, USF's housing director.
USF admits that it doesn't know how many transgender students are on campus. But Dorie Paine said she's already had one transitioning student request an alternate housing option and that’s enough to proceed with the agenda. She admits she was contemplating the changes before she was approached by McCue. What a McShocker!
With typical academic arrogance, Paine told the St. Petersburg Times, "It's about making our students comfortable. It someone's not okay with it, that's unfortunate." In other words, Paine is saying this: “We don’t care if the people we don’t care about are uncomfortable. We’re trying to make the people we care about comfortable. It’s all about equality.” It really takes an academic administrator to say something that meaningless. What Painful stupidity!
It's too late for McCue to benefit from the social changes he (or she, or it, or undecided, or whatever-just-pick-a-damned-box-and-check-it!) has initiated. Now a senior, McCue has five months left in an off-campus living arrangement. But in the fall, there will be more kids coming to USF with unique psychological problems requiring unique government solutions.
Thankfully, there will be an army of administrators there to accommodate future generations of self-defining students. And, eventually, there will be an endless supply of boxes to accommodate their special educational needs.