Figure out how much it would cost for each bedroom if only two people were living there. If the cost to roommate in the intact room is the same and the subdividers are the only ones benefitting financially from the arrangement, your roommate has a point.
If all of you are benefiting financially by having a third person, all of you bear responsibility for making that possible.
Going forward, all fiscal decision-making should be completely transparent. This is not exactly a red flag but it is definitely a yellow one.
Divide and conquer, Ms. Demeanor
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