• anonymous woman

A sign has gone up at the women's shelter I use that says:

'_______ is privileged to welcome and celebrate a diverse range of women. We pride ourselves on providing a safe space for all women. Any behaviour that makes another woman feel unsafe or unwelcome will not be tolerated. This includes transphobic remarks and purposeful misgendering - such as calling someone a "He" when they have clearly identified themselves as "she".'

"Unsafe" is a trans thing. It's men's feels over women's reals.

Problem being, the risk-averse exit themselves, and lots of the women who do still go to the shelter have that issue of being used to risk, and/or being quite unwell enough to not notice much, and/or having a substance or two to fall back on to just charge through things.

#australia #womensshelter #safety #vulnerability