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  • Writer's pictureanonymous woman

In Sydney there is a 12-step meeting for female trauma victims. Two male cross-dressers started to attend the meeting. One was particularly aggressive and unsafe plus broke all the guidelines by repeatedly over-sharing explicit details of rape. One survivor of male violence explained to them politely that they felt unsafe with men in the room, then one of them became extremely aggressive and used various threatening behaviours as well as repeatedly oversharing distressing details of rape that triggered the woman’s post-traumatic stress. They didn’t come back after that, but the male-centred women in the group then turned on the female survivors and said they didn't feel safe. The meeting has now closed.

[*Moderator’s note: this submission has been edited from the original, with a further submission provided by the author].


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