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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, and Speak Up for Women, supported by LGB Alliance.

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  • Writer's pictureanonymous woman

In March 2020 I was sent to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, for a psychiatric evaluation after I threatened a politician who defunded the provincial autism program. The ward was co-ed, it had three hallways, with one hallway reserved for women. However, the person across the hall from me was a man named “Janet” who had been incarcerated for setting cars on fire in a nearby city. He was diagnosed, he told me, with psychosis and psychopathy. The facility was so secure that patients’ rooms were locked and each patient was given a key card for their room. Nurses conducted patient counts every 15 minutes. One night, a nurse asked me to leave my door ajar to make her room checks easier. I said no because there were men on the ward. She countered with “there’s no men in your hallway,” WHEN THERE WAS ONE RIGHT ACROSS THE HALL. Janet routinely talked of his boyhood and the only effort he made to be a woman was to grow his hair long and purchase women’s eyeglass frames.

#canada #ontario #psychiatricward #prisoninmates

  • Writer's pictureanonymous woman

Attended a female-only swimming session in a small pool in the Midlands. It was supervised by a young female lifeguard. There were three of us in the pool - myself and another female, and a person who was obviously male. The lifeguard said she was powerless to ask him to leave because of the Gender Recognition Act. She said she could not even remind him it was a female-only session as she might cause him offence. The other woman and I carried on swimming. He then began getting in our way and trying to touch us as we passed him. We both moved away. He then began openly masturbating in the pool. We got out only for him to follow us through the showers to the changing rooms. I locked myself in a cubicle, quickly changed and fled the pool. I never returned. I don't know at happened to the other swimmer. I made a complaint which the (male) manager rejected at first. Then some months later they emailed to say they weren't sure but they think they banned him, and offered me a refund. It was supposed to be a female-only swimming session. He obviously knew that. I was in the water less than 5 minutes before I had no choice but to leave.

#unitedkingdom #swimmingpool #menmasturbating

  • Writer's pictureanonymous woman

I came out as lesbian in 1986 at the age of 18 to a thriving lesbian community in Melbourne. We had a feminist bookshop, a lesbian run sex shop, cafes, dances, women-only balls, discos and nightclubs. We even took over a gay men's sauna a few times (with their consent and blessings of course). Since 1986, I have seen a thriving lesbian community completely decimated by the trans movement. Everything we do now has gone underground. There are no lesbian or women-only events anymore because trans women i.e. men have infiltrated everything. Everything now is about the LGBTIQ movement and we all know this is about the TIQ movement at the expense of same-sex attracted people. Recently, a group of lesbians approached the new LGBTIQ centre opening in Melbourne and asked for one room to be made available for lesbian-only space. This was refused on the grounds it was transphobic. I have also noticed that there is no such thing anymore as butch baby dykes, i.e young lesbians, they're all "transing" to be men. I am now 54 and it breaks my heart to see my community reduced to secretive and underground meetings, being abused, doxxed and bullied by the trans movement just for standing up for our own rights.

#australia #melbourne #lesbiancommunity #lesbians #lesbianspaces

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