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'Peeping Tom' frequenting Stanford dorm

Original post made on Jan 27, 2012

A peeper has been pestering women in a Stanford University dormitory since the beginning of January, according to the campus Department of Public Safety.

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:02 am

"gender-neutral shower room?" -- that's one phrase I hadn't encountered before, and I have a lot of contact with college students in diverse places.
Sounds like poor security for a place like Stanford University.Yuck.

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Posted by treatment
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:17 am

Castration is a good treatment for peeping toms

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Posted by Just wondering
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:45 am

Is it really a good idea to have a gender neutral showering room? Sounds awkward.

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Posted by own stalls
a resident of Stanford
on Jan 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm

To those worried about the gender-neutral showers. I haven't been in Crothers Hall, but most bathrooms with showers these days have their own stalls where you can undress, leave your clothes, and shower. These aren't old-style, open-plan shower rooms where you can see everyone else naked. You have to really try to be inappropriate, as apparently this hand has.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 27, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Sounds like a gender neutral shower room is an invitation for behavior like this. If the shower room is indeed for both genders, then at least the doors should reach the floor and touch the ceiling!

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Posted by Person
a resident of Stanford
on Feb 3, 2012 at 1:24 am

A couple of dorms have gender neutral bathrooms which are used by both males and females. If you are a mature adult there is honestly no reason you should find it inappropriate. First of all, every single shower stall is enclosed separately, and second of all, when you walk by someone that happens to be naked, you walk by, not stop and stare. If someone is reaching under shower stalls to attempt to take pictures of naked women, they have a severe issue, not the location.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 3, 2012 at 8:04 am


Who says the average college student is a mature adult?

All the stories we hear about students binge drinking, hazing, childish initiation traditions as well as rampant hormones, doesn't sound very mature. These are usually teens and early 20s living away from home for the first time with freedoms they have never experienced until they get to college. Stanford students might be bright but they don't necessarily test for maturity as an entrance requirement.

Please don't assume that we don't have at least a few immature Stanford students.

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Posted by Person
a resident of Stanford
on Feb 16, 2012 at 2:14 am

Oh, there is no doubt that there are plenty of immature people that attend the school.

I mean, one of the frats was kicked off of campus for a year for various issues they had, the lack of maturity shown by some desperate drunk frat boys.

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