Here’s a great find by Glenn Greenwald from Oberlin College’s school paper, “The Oberlin Review.” Students were informed that contractors would be entering students’ rooms to install radiators. Peter Fray-Witzer writes about the anxiety that caused in a piece for the paper:

In general, I am very averse to people entering my personal space. This anxiety was compounded by the fact that the crew would be strangers, and they were more than likely to be cisgender men.

Baldwin Cottage is the home of the Women and Trans Collective. The College website describes the dorm as “a close-knit community that provides women and transgendered persons with a safe space for discussion, communal living, and personal development.” Cisgender men are not allowed to live on the second and third floors, and many residents choose not to invite cisgender men to that space.

I was angry, scared, and confused. Why didn’t the College complete the installation over the summer, when the building was empty? Why couldn’t they tell us precisely when the workers would be there? Why were they only notifying us the day before the installation was due to begin?

“I was angry, scared, and confused.” So, a normal day.

This is Oberlin College. They’ve provided us with material for posts for a long time.