… No, not me.
A pseudonymous graduate from Franciscan University of Steubenville noticed the law suit against Catholic University of America regarding their reversion to single-sex dorms. The suit prompted her to share her story of the impact living in an all-girls dorm had on a girl who grew up with a bunch of brothers but no sisters.
She went from no makeup, rough and tumble, playing sports with the boys, and not knowing that girls shoes, hair accessories, and underthings come in many varieties, to knowing all those things and valuing deeply the lessons all her new sisters taught her—lessons that would have been compromised, if not completely impossible, if boys were present 24/7.
Same sex-dorms, with rules designed to protect the virtue of all within, allow a natural part of growing up to blossom. Taking that pressure off of young people, they are now free to focus on growing up and developing healthy and holy friendships. Our sex obsessed culture has lost the ability to teach our young to build these friendships that not only stand the test of time but may kick our sorry butts into Heaven as well. Those friendships — built up while living together, sharing, loving unconditionally, arguing and forgiving — teach powerful life lessons that we miss when the opportunity is not given.
To quote from a chastity talk (then FUS president) Fr. Mike Scanlon [sic] gave to freshmen: “If you do not have healthy, holy, inter-dependent relationships with people of your same sex, you are not ready to date.” If you are so focused on boys or distracted by their constant presence you have not the free time, or maybe even the inclination, to build those friendships. And you miss the gift of having those friends build you.
I recommend the entire humorous article.