Anxiety provoking ... teen boys .. dubious men using ‘gender neutral' toilets was a threatening experience. The smell of urine emanating from the floor was nauseating. Felt my privacy and integrity was invaded. Felt unsafe while sexist remarks were being bandied about around the hand wash area. Locked myself in the toilet afraid to come out 'til all was quiet. As a Muslim woman I now have to hope I don’t need to use public toilets each time I go out if they all become gender-based rather than single-sex facilities.
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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