I was in my penultimate year of a law and arts degrees many years ago when Wollongong University Arts faculty building changed their bathrooms (at least on the level my class was on) to gender neutral to be more inclusive. I felt beyond extremely uncomfortable using the toilets, especially during 'time of the month' knowing that biological males were there too - regardless of how they identify. I felt degraded and disrespected and, most importantly, very unsafe. I only ever used them once. My daughter will never be allowed in a public bathroom alone. Her safety, and all girls safety, takes priority over a grown man's feelings that evidence he is in an unstable and vulnerable mental state.
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