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Girls-only accommodation?

Hello everyone,

I'm a Muslim girl coming to Queen Mary, and I was wondering if there was any single-sex accommodation? Even though I don't wear the hijab, and stuff, I feel more comfortable being surrounded by girls and not guys.

I got unconditional offers from Uni of Birmingham, and conditional offers from Queen Mary and Warwick so far, and I'm firming Queen Mary for Politics. If anyone could tell me their experience? I visited QMUL and fell in love the moment I got there (area not so nice, but I like the idea of a campus and everyone isn't snobby there).
Good luck. You’ll probably have to share with men who identify as women.
Students on campus at Queen Mary, University of London
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Reply 2
Original post by XtinaHunty1
Hello everyone,

I'm a Muslim girl coming to Queen Mary, and I was wondering if there was any single-sex accommodation? Even though I don't wear the hijab, and stuff, I feel more comfortable being surrounded by girls and not guys.

I got unconditional offers from Uni of Birmingham, and conditional offers from Queen Mary and Warwick so far, and I'm firming Queen Mary for Politics. If anyone could tell me their experience? I visited QMUL and fell in love the moment I got there (area not so nice, but I like the idea of a campus and everyone isn't snobby there).


Well, I’m sure there are single sex accommodations. But my question would be, why do you need them?
I’m begging you as a Muslim, stop giving us a bad reputation, integrate with society. Please don’t just be in a same sex accommodation because there’s no reason to prohibit it. It just makes the rest of us look backward.
Reply 3
Original post by Woksin
Well, I’m sure there are single sex accommodations. But my question would be, why do you need them?
I’m begging you as a Muslim, stop giving us a bad reputation, integrate with society. Please don’t just be in a same sex accommodation because there’s no reason to prohibit it. It just makes the rest of us look backward.


How the hell do I make anyone look bad? I have guy friends...I speak to other males? I have no problem with that. I personally just do not want to live in a house filled with men, like I’ve gone to camps and trips and I’ve never had a problem with it. I just personally wish to be surrounded by girls when it comes to housing? I have no idea how I’m being so backwards, when it’s my own choice? This is crazy, you shouldn’t even care about what anyone thinks of you or YOUR religion. I don’t wear the hijab, I don’t wear any modest clothing, I talk to other males. Yet I pray 5 times a day, and follow the 5 pillars of Islam and the teaching of the Quran. Just because I PERSONALLY choose to sleep in a room that is next to a girls room, because I am more comfortable with that; does not mean in any way that I’m making my religion or my Ummah look backwards. I’ve never actually been so riled up, I have no idea how a personal choice can make my religion look so backwards. I wrote on this post that I was Muslim so I could socialise with other Muslim girls who have this personal choice as well. Many girls who aren’t religious or Muslim choose to be in single-sex accommodation BECAUSE it’s a personal choice.
Reply 4
Original post by del1rious
Good luck. You’ll probably have to share with men who identify as women.


So basically transgender women...who are women.
Reply 5
Original post by Woksin
Well, I’m sure there are single sex accommodations. But my question would be, why do you need them?
I’m begging you as a Muslim, stop giving us a bad reputation, integrate with society. Please don’t just be in a same sex accommodation because there’s no reason to prohibit it. It just makes the rest of us look backward.


I've also been to co-ed schools my entire life, and socialized with men with no problems at all. You have to calm down, just because a Muslim woman chooses to not talk in a sociable manner to the opposite gender, does not make them backwards? It's a personal choice and they choose to follow what they feel like the Quran says. Everyone interprets the Quran differently.
Reply 6
Original post by XtinaHunty1
I've also been to co-ed schools my entire life, and socialized with men with no problems at all. You have to calm down, just because a Muslim woman chooses to not talk in a sociable manner to the opposite gender, does not make them backwards? It's a personal choice and they choose to follow what they feel like the Quran says. Everyone interprets the Quran differently.


You won’t be in accommodation of all males, pipe down and get on with it. You make us look bad.
Reply 7
Original post by Woksin
You won’t be in accommodation of all males, pipe down and get on with it. You make us look bad.


Now you must be joking :biggrin: Again, I shall repeat myself for YOU, it is a PERSONAL choice. This CHOICE has nothing to do with ISLAM. This CHOICE is about how COMFORTABLE I AM living with MEN. I WOULD LIKE (that's the key phrase here, ok?) to LIVE with FEMALES. Why, you ask? I am much more COMFORTABLE being surrounded by females, than men when in a house. I am NOT making my religion look bad for having a PERSONAL choice. Calm the hell down, each to their own. It's so funny to me, I have no idea why I'm making my religion looks 'backwards' when it's my own personal choice. I have repeated many times how I have guy friends? I don't wear the hijab because my dad nor any other man has ever forced me and inshallah, I wear it in my own time. Think of how YOU present your own religion.
Reply 8
Original post by XtinaHunty1
Now you must be joking :biggrin: Again, I shall repeat myself for YOU, it is a PERSONAL choice. This CHOICE has nothing to do with ISLAM. This CHOICE is about how COMFORTABLE I AM living with MEN. I WOULD LIKE (that's the key phrase here, ok?) to LIVE with FEMALES. Why, you ask? I am much more COMFORTABLE being surrounded by females, than men when in a house. I am NOT making my religion look bad for having a PERSONAL choice. Calm the hell down, each to their own. It's so funny to me, I have no idea why I'm making my religion looks 'backwards' when it's my own personal choice. I have repeated many times how I have guy friends? I don't wear the hijab because my dad nor any other man has ever forced me and inshallah, I wear it in my own time. Think of how YOU present your own religion.


How selfish of you! Yes it’s your ‘personal choice’. But your personal choice is the reason people like me get abuse in the streets because of your selfish acts.
Integrate in this country ffs.
You make us look like the 1% who ruin everything.
‘Oh I don’t like being around men because Allah said so’ no darling, even though you said it’s not about religion, ordinary people wont know that will they. Honestly, stop excluding yourself.
If you want to go uni and just be in a one bedroom flat byself then do so, just don’t turn to the 1% for your help? Thanks 🙏
Reply 9
Original post by Woksin
How selfish of you! Yes it’s your ‘personal choice’. But your personal choice is the reason people like me get abuse in the streets because of your selfish acts.
Integrate in this country ffs.
You make us look like the 1% who ruin everything.
‘Oh I don’t like being around men because Allah said so’ no darling, even though you said it’s not about religion, ordinary people wont know that will they. Honestly, stop excluding yourself.
If you want to go uni and just be in a one bedroom flat byself then do so, just don’t turn to the 1% for your help? Thanks 🙏


I can't stop laughing, not once in this thread did I say that I wanted to not be in a house with men because of Allah. I personally do not feel comfortable being in a house with men that aren't my father or my brother. I don't even feel comfortable with my uncles in the house, even though they are my mahrams. Ordinary people are reading this post, so? Even if someone did choose this because of their religion, does not mean they are backwards. It's like you think that Muslims do not integrate in society AT ALL? You have lost your mind completely. So you want me to live in a house that I am not comfortable in for YOUR sake? Because me living in a house with men is going to suddenly stop your abuse? News flash kid; the reason why you're getting abuse is because of Islamaphobia, because people so badly believe that ISIS is Muslim when they don't even pray to Makkah and rape women and children?
Ignore everyone whose being incredibly ignorant and stupid, yes you can have single sex accommodation at QM. I have loads of friends who aren't muslims who are in single sex accommodation simply because they don't feel comfortable living with men who aren't family, just like you, which is completely natural! When applying for accommodation you have the option to choose womens only.
Single sex accom isn't solely catered towards Muslim women, it's actually preferable for women from all kinds of backgrounds, you're criticism is so close minded- have you ever considered there may be women attending uni who have had violent experiences with men? Or perhaps have anxiety when it comes to interacting with men? There is no issue whatsoever with single-sex accom. Grow up.
Original post by Woksin
Well, I’m sure there are single sex accommodations. But my question would be, why do you need them?
I’m begging you as a Muslim, stop giving us a bad reputation, integrate with society. Please don’t just be in a same sex accommodation because there’s no reason to prohibit it. It just makes the rest of us look backward.


Lol. I doubt you would have this reaction if it was a non-muslim woman choosing to stay in single-sex accommodation. Muslim or not, let women choose whatever makes them feel safe and comfortable. And if you are muslim, then you’ve clearly done a good job integrating with western society - to the point where you’re standing against a muslim woman for harmlessly sticking with her core values instead of licking the westerners’ boots. Truly embarrassing.

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