‘Safe Place’ at University of Kansas for Women-Only Lunchroom for Muslims

, Spencer Irvine, 1 Comment

From The College Fix:

The University of Kansas maintains a women’s-only lunchroom that’s largely utilized by Muslim students, a venue billed as a “safe place” for them.

“It is mainly used by Muslim women because it allows them a space to remove [their] hijabs and eat,” said Abdoulie Njai, KU Student Senate director of diversity and inclusion, in an email last week to The College Fix.

The room, open on weekdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the public university’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, is open to all female students — but in particular it allows female Muslim students to eat in a segregated, private area.

 

One Response

  1. Barbara Nostrand

    January 26, 2017 5:03 am

    Interestingly enough, I was recently at an interfaith meeting where an imam claimed that the hijab is cultural and not actually obligatory. I was quite surprised to hear this. Regardless, I wonder whether the college authorities would be equally sanguine about a lunchroom which excluded women much like the old boys athletic clubs and other meeting places of the elite have excluded women.

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