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Sat Jan 11, 2014, 02:03 PM

Alabama State University to Female President: No Romantic Sleepovers in Home

For so long as Dr. Boyd is President and a single person, she shall not be allowed to cohabitate in the President’s residence with any person with whom she has a romantic relation.
Boyd signed the contract and has no issue with the clause. However, Washington DC based attorney, Raymond Cotton, who has worked on over three hundred college President contracts, believes the wording to be unconstitutional. Cotton argues that the contract violates the President’s right to privacy. He argues:

I don’t know of any state that has the right to invade someone’s residence even if the state owns that residence. To convey that residence and dictate what kind of romantic relationship you can have in that facility – I mean, she’s not in prison.
It is not clear whether the University has ever required a male President to abide by a similar clause or whether this is an example of Alabama State University officials trying to impose a different standard for single women than it would for men. Regardless of the motive behind the clause it is an unusual level of interference in the personal life of any individual, much less a university President hired to improve the school’s image.

The attempt to control the private lives of women needs to stop. This applies whether it involves lawmakers requiring women to undergo trans-vaginal ultrasounds to obtain an abortion, media personalities and police officers subjecting women to victim blaming when they are raped, or a public university dictating who a single woman can share her bed with at her own residence. Alabama State University officials should reevaluate the “no sleeping with anybody in your home” clause and recognize that it has no place in their employment contract.


http://www.politicususa.com/2014/01/11/al-state-university-female-president-romantic-sleepovers-home.html

This is a black women. I think we have a combo of racism and sexism here

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ismnotwasm Jan 2014 OP
Sheldon Cooper Jan 2014 #1
mike_c Jan 2014 #3
Sheldon Cooper Jan 2014 #4
yeoman6987 Jan 2014 #6
CTyankee Jan 2014 #7
yeoman6987 Jan 2014 #8
CTyankee Jan 2014 #9
shenmue Jan 2014 #2
cinnabonbon Jan 2014 #5

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 02:13 PM

1. It would be key to discover if male presidents were made to sign a contract with the same clause.

If not, then they've got a big problem. If so, it's still a problem because Alabama State U is a state-supported, non-religious college and I can't see how they could hope to enforce such a clause.

ETA that it is also an historically black university, although I don't know what that would have to do with the issue at hand.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 02:30 PM

3. not only would I be shocked if such a contract ever existed for a male pres...

...I'd be even more shocked if anyone had ever enforced it. The double standard on display here is incredible. But I am pretty confident that if there were any single male university president's in the institution's history, the state of Alabama was probably happy to provide them with a bed in the official residence for "romantic relations."

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Response to mike_c (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 02:33 PM

4. The only place where a clause like this might make sense (for both men and women)

would be a private religious school. Other than that, it's pretty messed up. And I hope they've made male presidents sign it too, but I agree with you - not likely. Double standard, indeed.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 10:05 PM

6. She signed the contract

 

She says she has not issue with it. Why are they making a big deal about it. Is it weird? Yes. But she agreed to it.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 12, 2014, 08:00 AM

7. whether or not she had no issue with it is not the point.

If it is a state taxpayer supported institution there can be no unequal treatment between the sexes. You can't have discriminatory policies. It is public, not private. Somebody has to call "foul" on this kind of stuff.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 12, 2014, 10:33 PM

8. Ignorant

 

I unfortunately didn't use my brain and remember we are talking a public university here so my post was pretty ignorant.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 13, 2014, 01:57 AM

9. Oh, it's okay. You were trying to find some answers.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 02:16 PM

2. I bet that place is lots of fun

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 04:20 PM

5. this has got to be unconstitutional

or does the law only apply when it's white and/or men?

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