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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 supported by LGB Alliance.

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  • Writer's pictureanonymous woman

The CEO of Rape Crisis Scotland disagreed with the amendment in the Forensic Medical Bill in the Scottish parliament. This amendment was to allow women and girls who had been raped or sexually assaulted to choose the sex of their rape examiner rather than the gender. This was despite the fact that a survivor group of women explicitly stated they wanted to choose the sex of their examiner. Fortunately a debate was had and sex was used in place of gender. As a woman rape survivor it is my legal right to access single sex spaces for services like this. I do not give consent for a biological male to hear my story or counsel me. I phoned my elected representative and a young man answered the phone and kept repeating the ideological mantra Trans women are women. I didn’t feel comfortable discussing my concerns. I will not use any Rape Crisis service due to this.

#scotland #rapecrisisscotland #sexnotgender #survivors

  • Writer's pictureanonymous woman

Both my sister and I have used women's showers at public campgrounds where males entered. For her, she was exiting one of the shower stalls and a naked male was standing in the aisle. For me, a male was sitting on a bench amongst all the women in line for the stalls/drying off. Everyone seems to have just assumed it is right for males to be in the females showers, and that to keep them to the male showerhouses is unjust for some reason. NO ONE has considered the impact on females. These showerhouses and bathrooms are open 24/7 as they are for campsites. I have had men try to follow me in to bathrooms, I have had men break into bathrooms in other places to get at me. Allowing some males into female bathrooms means that potentially ANY male could get in. Both my sister and I know that if we report these males in the showers, we would be banned from the campsite and the organization we were attending with.

#unitedstates #campgrounds #campsites #bathrooms #showers

  • Writer's pictureanonymous woman

In New York City, a major arts venue changed the signs on its restrooms from 'men' and 'women' to 'All Genders'. However, in smaller print underneath, one sign says 'stalls with urinals' and the other says 'stalls only'. So everyone has to spend a few seconds to do the translation in their mind to figure out which restroom is men vs women. There were several women in the women's room. The door opened and a man peered in. Upon seeing all of us women, he broke into a devilish grin and entered. The opposite would not have been true: If a woman had peered into the 'stalls with urinals' room and seen nothing but men with their pants unzipped, she would not have cheerfully entered. It is not the same thing. The two situations do not mirror each other.

#unitedstates #publicbathroom #artsvenue #allgendertoilets

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