Friday Feminist Fail: The Roommate Edition

by Taylor McCarty on August 19, 2016 · 0 comments

Ahhh, roommates. Love them or hate them, they’re a necessary part of our lives. Whether in college or as a young adult navigating the professional world, chances are that in this economy, it’s going to be a while before you can afford to live on your own. Until then, you better learn how to live with other people. In college, I was fortunate enough to live with my best friends, but not everyone has that luxury. After I entered the “real world,” it took some adjusting too. Today, I live with two other women who are very, very different from me. And you know what? It’s still a great living situation. Why? Because we don’t politicize every conversation that we have as roommates.

The website Bustle posted an article earlier this week titled 5 Little Ways Feminism Makes You A Better Roommate. Their criteria includes not judging your roommates for one night stands, not perpetuating “tired old gender norms,” and being careful with your language, among others.

Just because you’re a feminist doesn’t make you a better roommate, or a better person necessarily. As long as you do your dishes, and I don’t have to fight you for the bathroom in the morning, I’d consider you a good roommate. Common decency is all it takes.

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