No Conflict, They SAid

In Australia and around the world, legislation is being introduced that replaces sex with gender identity. Advocates insist that there is no conflict of interests. But governments are not collecting data on the impacts of this legislative change. We're worried about the impacts on women of men using women-only spaces, including but not limited to: changing rooms, fitting rooms, bathrooms, shelters, rape and domestic violence refuges, gyms, spas, sports, schools, accommodations, hospital wards, shortlists, prizes, quotas, political groups, prisons, clubs, events, festivals, dating apps, and language. If we can't collect data, we can at least collect stories. Please tell us how your use of women-only spaces has been impacted. All stories will be published anonymously. If you know of other women who have been impacted, please encourage them to tell their stories too.

This site is run from Melbourne, Australia by members of the LGB Alliance Australia.

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  • anonymous woman

My daughter has had three trans people in her year at school for four years. She has asked me why are they allowed to wear whatever they like while everyone else has to wear a uniform? Why are they allowed to miss so much school all the time? Why, when everyone has to do projects, do they always do projects on trans issues ? My observation is that this arrangement has created a high level of resentment from the rest of the students who don’t have an issue with the gender identities of these three, but question why they get so much special treatment.

[*Moderator's note: I'm curious about whether these three students are males in an all-girls school, i.e. transgirls / nonbinary; or females, i.e. transboys / nonbinary? Feel free to email / submit a clarification.]

#australia #school #seniorschool #allgirlsschool #specialtreatment #uniforms #resentment #equality

  • anonymous woman

not exactly a women-only space but a few months ago there was a trans-rights rally at melbourne university that got rather heated when a number of counter-protestors showed up. one person in the pro-trans group - a rather large and bulky male person - then started shouting at the counter-protestors, calling them 'fucking bitches' and 'cunts' at the top of their voice. the counter-protestors hadn't shouted at or harassed anyone, they were just standing there. later on, the student union went on about how 'unsafe' some members had felt due to the presence of the counter-protestors. anyway, i saw women called 'fucking cunts' in the middle of my campus and no one did a thing. there's a youtube video if anyone here wants evidence:

I am a young woman in my mid twenties living in Melbourne, Australia. Our city is quite liberal, and indeed, all public institutions, brands, companies and councils are intensely courting the LGBT+ communities. It has made for any hint or suggestion of questioning trans people and non-binary people as career and image ending. It is deeply unfortunate, because as we all know, the way we respond to biologically male and female people is something that our bodies cannot control. If I see a large male, my body freezes and tenses. I have been assaulted and raped by men, and while women can be cruel, I have never felt the same bodily fear as I have with men. But it is not something trans women will ever understand, and the majority of people now can never say for fear of being accused of transphobia.

I often take public transport, and now, on one of my commutes via bus, see the same trans woman loudly harassing and speaking to young girls on the bus. This trans woman is very clearly male, tall, with a paunch, a large masculine nose, deep male voice, large man hands, long feet, and is extremely overbearing. This individual wears garishly pink clothes, high heels, and has purple hair. This individual only speaks to women, and young women at that. 'She' loudly tells young biological women how pretty they are, and asks them intimate questions about where they buy their clothes, underwear, and what skincare and routines they do to maintain their looks. 'She' then overshares about her own habits. She then moves her seat to closer to these strangers, who are giving her polite answers back. 'She' goes on for uncomfortably long times.

At least back in the day, trans women admitted they were different to 'cisgender' women, and attempted to transition. Nowadays, it seems any male who doesn't even put in any effort, whether that's physical, behavioural, or emotional, can decide they are female. If they don't have money or time to physically transition and have surgeries, what about simple female behaviour such as being more kind, empathetic and less aggressive?

#australia #melbourne #publictransport #bus #discomfort #aggression #harassment #exhibitionism #domination