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  •  Take a look at what you just said. (0+ / 0-)
    Where is my right to be left alone to live as successfully as I can in your concern for their right to be a bigot?
    That's my point - you aren't "left alone" in a shared dormitory room, and neither is your roommate.  It's one thing for you to say that you're modest (and--for the record--I did walk around the dorm shirtless on occasion, but never naked), but isn't it fair to say that not everyone may be as modest as you?   You keep saying that no one needs to know except on your terms, but I think we must acknowledge that not everyone operates on the same terms.

    In cases where folks DON'T operate on your terms of modesty--be they gay, straight, trans, or whatever--do their roommates have a "right to be left alone to live as successfully as they can"?

    If someone says, "I just can't be at ease sharing my room with someone of the opposite sex, regardless of their gender," are they automatically a bigot?

    •  you aren't making any sense. (1+ / 0-)
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      Most colleges have a week where you can switch roommates - that's not some rare thing, it's pretty standard, even back in the 80s and 90s when I went to college.  A personality conflict has nothing to do with underwear status.

      I don't care if you DO walk around without a shirt on, that is normal for males.  I do on beaches and and pools.  So nipples - so what?  What is it you think you are going to see and be offended by?  Are you saying I can't walk around like a normal male if I choose to because nipples?  That's pretty stupid since you claim the right for yourself.

      Again, you seem to be arguing there is something you are supposed to know about your roomies genitals whether you see them or not - and keep avoiding the question - WHY?

      Yeah, they are.  Because they won't know the difference unless someone TELLS THEM.  Why do you need to tell them or be told?  Why is it so important to you to out other people?

      And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

      by Mortifyd on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 09:36:41 PM PST

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    •  what is it explicitly that scares you about this? (1+ / 0-)
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      Just quit beating around the bush and say honestly what bothers you about trans people sharing space with other humans.

      And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

      by Mortifyd on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 09:39:25 PM PST

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