Most AA meetings are mixed sex. There are a few women-only meetings. Many women in AA have suffered male trauma. Many have been "hit on" by men in mixed meetings trying to chat them up. So the women's meetings are important. This one women's meeting was no longer useful after a transwoman joined - very obviously male bodied. 1. They talked much more than any woman there. 2. Women were uncomfortable so stopped attending. This person could have gone to any number of mixed meetings, they are nearly all mixed.
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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