In my local student union the doors were kicked off all but two of the previously ladies’ toilet cubicles and of the two with doors one had no lock but a seat and the other no seat but a lock. This only happened after converting to gender-neutral toilets with cubicles and there were always males in there, often gay males but with a severe dislike of women. I now have to use the disabled toilet if I want privacy but lots of males are using it too because they don’t like young women charging into the men’s toilet giggling either.
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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.
organizations working to protect women-only spaces
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