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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 interest. 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 Australia, New Zealand members of the LGB Defence, AWW Inc. and supported by LGB Alliance.

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  • @ConflictSaid

The main University of Queensland Student Union building on the St Lucia campus does not have single sex toilets. The sex signs had been ripped off the doors when I visited last year. Instead there was a poster meant to gaslight women by saying to the effect that everyone gotta use (as if women don't know that....) and if you face sexual harassment, speak up or contact some detail or whatever...

Institutions have NO FUCKING IDEA of what they have taken away from women- and what they have replaced it with. Social environment no longer actively seeks to protect women from male violence, NO, instead we women have to "SPEAK UP", only so that we can be called crazy "transphobic" witches!? These bogus mantras and assurances and the institutions that offer these to women after having snatched away our dignity and integrity can go to hell. #SingleSexSpace #Safeguarding

  • Writer's pictureanonymous woman

I have played women's hockey for 30 years. I have played in the women's top grade for my state. I now play in the women's 3rd grade social league. I have played socially in mixed teams with consent. Yesterday was the first time I have played against a male person without consent. The inclusion of a young man in the women's competition changed the dynamic of the game and of our own feelings as women, our rights to assume we are participating in a fair and safe competition. It is not just nor fair to include men in women's sport on the basis of an identity claim.

We did not consent to this. We did not consent to the female competition being reorganised by 'identity', we did not consent to the replacement of our sex with a boy or man's feelings about himself. We have no recourse for a formal complaint about discrimination on the basis of our sex. A complaint must be endorsed by the President of the Club. A club, built from a grassroots movement of local players, a club susceptible to financial constraints, will not put their reputation and that of the hundreds of their players at risk to do this. Ironically this club was established decades ago by lesbians who created their own club to participate in a strong and dedicated women's competition. It has grown since then to become a mainstream and popular local club. There is no anti discrimination legislation to support ordinary girls and women in their day to day lives and participation in spaces and sport assumed to be single sex. Womens right to fair, safe and single sex sport is apparently discrimination against men who identify as women. Inappropriate legislation, the risk of physical and reputational harm are all ways to disadvantage and marginalise women. Women face systemic barriers to achieving fairness, equality and justice because of our sex. Men in women's sport is sex discrimination yet we have no recourse in this culture to be supported to argue a sex discrimination case against us. This is my record of systemic failures to support girls and women in society. We did not consent. Thank you for setting up this website so there is a record of these injustices. #SingleSexsports

  • Writer's pictureanonymous woman

I am in Victoria. But the community of lesbians is national. We have been having national gatherings since 1989.

We have been challenged by trans in court in Victoria and South Australia. And we have had challenges that have not gone as far as court in NSW, NT and WA.

We had to start going 'underground' ie having a 'private party' and therefore not advertising publicly, in 2002 (would have to check to make sure that date is correct.)

The gatherings are still happening but there is a great deal of paranoia about being 'found out' ! As well as a great deal of anger.

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