Auburn: SGA resolution for better access to unisex restrooms

Auburn folks: Spectrum at Auburn sent out this e-mail asking for folks to take a second to write their SGA Senators to vote in favor of an upcoming resolution to improve access to unisex bathrooms on campus for those who need them. A copy of E-mail follows.

Hi everyone,

In case you haven’t heard yet there is currently a resolution making it’s way through the SGA senate regarding the implementation of unisex restrooms. This is something that Spectrum has been working on for a long time and I probably don’t need to tell you why this would be a good thing for Auburn. If you are a student please contact your senators to express support for the resolution. Contact information for all of the senators can be found here:

http://wp.auburn.edu/sga/branches/senate/

If you have nothing to do on Monday [10 November] at 7:30, you are also encouraged to come to the SGA senate meeting itself and give your own reasons for supporting this resolution during the open floor time.

Here is a letter template that you can use all you need to do is add your name and college. Of course you are free to edit it however you like:


Dear Senators,

My name is (insert name here) and I am a student in (insert college here). I am contacting you to express my support for the resolution regarding the implementation of unisex restrooms. This would help a wide variety of people in our community. This could be anyone from a student in a wheelchair that needs assistance from someone that may not be the same gender as they are to a transgender student who is concerned about being harassed simply for using the restroom. As the Auburn family we must strive to be inclusive. It is also important to note that the way that this resolution is written there is no cost to the student body.

Also, this resolution requests that the interactive campus map be updated with regards to unisex restrooms. Currently the map has a number of inaccuracies and misrepresents the actual number and location of unisex restrooms on campus. I believe this has been brought up with the administration but still nothing has been done. A resolution from the SGA could be the push that is necessary for the map to be updated.

For these reasons, I ask you to vote in favor of the resolution on Monday. Thank you for your time.

In related news, I just sent out more e-mails with the signature “War Eagle” in the last 5 minutes than I have done in the previous 33 years of my life.

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  1. Francois Tremblay

    Yea, that sounds great. Allowing women to get spied upon or assaulted in their own bathrooms by biological males without even the possibility of barring their attackers from entering. Rad Geek, you’re an intelligent guy but you can be a dumbass sometimes.

    • Kyle Bush

      Is there documentation of that happening in other places where unisex bathrooms have been implemented?

    • Rad Geek

      Francois, I don’t even know where to start with this. On the one hand you evidently don’t even know what the contents of the SGA bill are. If you think that the bill would convert all existing bathrooms on campus into unisex restrooms, for example, then you are wrong about that. If you think that the bill has anything to do with multi-stall restrooms, you’re wrong about that too: in fact, all unisex restrooms on campus are single-stall, wheelchair-accessible restrooms with locked doors. If you had done anything to make yourself less than ignorant about the situation on campus that you aim to comment on before you commented it, you could easily have found out one or both of these things. Yet on the other hand, the specific contents of the SGA bill to one side, it seems that you wanted, instead, to comment well in advance of having gained any knowledge about the situation on campus that you’re commenting on because you have some TERF talking-points queued up that you’d rather get out there to marginalize and demonize the demands of trans women, in particular, who have, you know, the same need for restrooms that everyone else does, and who as a matter of fact constantly have to face the real and justified fear of confrontation, harassment and physical assault just for trying to peacefully and privately use the bathroom, when there are no unisex restrooms are not available or accessible. I find that deeply unfortunate.

    • Francois Tremblay

      All I read was your entry, I didn’t read the new rule. I’m glad these are one-stall bathrooms only. I think that’s probably the safest way to go.

      That being said, you using the slur term TERF to slam feminist talking points is frankly disgusting, and I certainly hope you don’t intend to turn misogynist dudebro and toe the trans genderist party line. Your anarchism will be anti-gender or it will be bullshit.

  2. Discussed at radgeek.com

    Rad Geek People's Daily 2014-11-12 – Partial victory with SGA unisex restroom resolution:

    […] folks: A follow-up to last week’s article about the unisex restroom bill at Auburn’s SGA: there’s been a partial victory resolution. The important part, I suppose, and the good part, […]

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