i work with homeless, and addicted women, often they are survivors of brutal male violence. i have increasingly been told when i try to get them in the women's shelter or rehab, that they left and won't go back, due to harassment by aggressive trans-identified males (TIMs), open masturbation, leering at them in the shower, etc. these women feel safer on the street during a pandemic, than in the places meant to help them, because of males' feelings being placed above the safety, boundaries, rights, and agency of actual women.
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.
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