University of Toronto learns why mandatory unisex bathrooms are a bad idea

Considering how widespread these stories are across the United States these days, an incident in Canada may prove instructive for those debating the SJW’s demands for genderless public facilities and the intersection between those policies and traditional privacy concerns. The University of Toronto recently went down the same path being forced into place on American campuses, instituting unisex bathrooms, locker rooms and showers. What could possibly go wrong? They found out in short order. (The Daily Wire)

The administration at the University of Toronto was recently enlightened on why two separate washrooms are generally established for men and women sharing co-ed residencies.

The University is temporarily changing its policy on gender-neutral bathrooms after two separate incidents of “voyeurism” were reported on campus September 15 and 19. Male students within the University’s Whitney Hall student residence were caught holding their cellphones over female students’ shower stalls and filming them as they showered.

Melinda Scott, dean of students at the University of Toronto, told The Daily Wire that campus police had been contacted immediately and worked with residence staff to “support impacted students and ensure the safety of the Residences.”

Do we really need to sanitize this story by referring to it as voyeurism? We’re talking about a crime here as defined in the laws of every state in the nation. And as much as we might like to think the best of our fellow human beings, we have these laws for a reason. Some people are just creeps (at a minimum) or potential felons in a worst case scenario. There is nothing racist, bigoted, hateful or homophobic about preserving the simple, fundamental privacy of women (in particular) by providing them with gender specific public facilities.

That’s not the end of the story, though. In this bold new world of the 21st century we also have to deal with questions of those engaged in gender impersonation who similarly demand unfettered access to showers, locker rooms and bathrooms. In this regard, Melinda Scott, dean of students at the university, demonstrated that she still wasn’t grasping the full scope of the problem because she remains locked in a “transgender” state of mind. (Emphasis added)

“Given the serious nature of these incidents and the impact on directly affected students, we made the decision to specifically designate some washrooms in Whitney Hall for those who identify as men and those who identify as women,” Scott said.

Even if we were to take every individual in this category at their word and assume that they truly somehow believed they are of the opposite gender, that doesn’t mean that the actual women using the showers must be forced to believe it or should have to expose themselves to someone who is clearly a male. Beyond that, such misguided thinking ignores the likelihood that we will see the two problems colliding as “normal” males of bad intent will simply claim to be “transgender” to gain an advantage. In fact it’s already happened.

A man claimed a right to use a women’s locker room at a public swimming pool after his partial undressing there caused alarm.

According to Seattle Parks and Recreation, women alerted staff at Evans Pool staff when a man wearing swim trunks entered the women’s locker room and took off his shirt.

When staff told him to leave, the man reportedly said “the law has changed and I have a right to be here.”

Gee… who could have seen that one coming? (Aside from anyone with a lick of common sense who isn’t blinded by political correctness, that is.) Toronto should serve as a test laboratory for the dangerous, misguided plans being put into effect around the United States today. This foolishness isn’t just wrongheaded.. it’s dangerous. This Canadian university learned a quick lesson the hard way, thankfully without anyone being physically assaulted. How far does it have to go in the United States before we acknowledge both science and reality as well?


David Strom 6:41 PM on September 26, 2022
David Strom 4:41 PM on September 26, 2022