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.
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