08. Women's Right to Safe Spaces and Privacy; Women and Children's Psychological Protection and Well-Being

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8.  Women’s Right to Safe Spaces and Privacy; Women and Children's Psychological Protection and Well-Being


Kara Dansky
“…committed to protecting the rights, privacy, and safety of women and  girls on the basis of sex in law and throughout society.”
https://www.karadansky.com/read

International Network for Incarcerated Girls and Women “INIGW members advocate for the rights of incarcerated girls and women in their respective countries/states, and we support each other and other groups & individuals advocating for incarcerated females in various locations.” https://theinigw.wixsite.com/inigw

Keep Prisons Single Sex
“... established in 2020 to campaign for the sex-based rights of women in prison to single-sex accommodation and same-sex searching. We also campaign for data on offending to be recorded by sex throughout the criminal justice system.”
https://kpssinfo.org
https://twitter.com/NoXYinXXprisons

No Conflict, They Said
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.”
https://www.noconflicttheysaid.org 

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter
“Our services are available to all women who have experienced male violence including wife battering, incest, rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and prostitution… developed for women by women…”
https://rapereliefshelter.bc.ca

Woman’s Place UK   “Violence against women and sex discrimination still exist. Women need reserved places, separate spaces and distinct services.”      
https://womansplaceuk.org/
https://www.facebook.com/womansplaceuk

Women's Liberation Front: Women’s Prisons

“Incarcerated women are overwhelmingly victims of male violence.”
https://www.womensliberationfront.org/womens-prisons

 

 

What would happen if one women told the truth about her life? The world would split open.  
― Muriel Rukheyser

 

A.  “Protecting men at the women’s shelter.” [2020]
https://archive.ph/x8VC8

Anonymous.  “Gender neutral toilets don’t work for women.” [2018]  
https://archive.ph/1LMXT

Julie Bindel. “The thing that never happens happened again.”  [2022]
https://archive.ph/2R5FGJocelyn Crawley.  “‘Female Erasure’ sheds light on contemporary misogyny and the value of women-only space.” [2017]
https://archive.ph/wip/Senyb

Matt Dathan. “Ministers to have veto on where trans prisoners serve sentences.”  [2022]
https://archive.ph/pgfzc#selection-811.0-822.0

M.K. Fain. “Madison elementary school teacher fights for right to use student girls bathroom.” [2020] https://archive.ph/AQrXL

Omari Fleming.  “Teen's interaction with transgender woman in YMCA locker room sparks heated debate.”  [2023]
https://archive.ph/67xFq

Hadley Freeman.  “Why I’m suing Survivors’ Network: Rape victims need female-only spaces.” [2022]
https://archive.ph/wip/rrePS

Sheila Jeffries. “Enforcing men’s sexual rights in international human rights law. [2018]
http://sheila-jeffreys.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/sheila-jeffrey-En…

_____. "The politics of the toilet: A feminist response to the campaign to ‘degender’ a women's space." [2014]
https://objectnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/toiletsarticle.pdf


Laura Kamienski. “For us: In defense of women’s only spaces.”
https://archive.ph/U0WXL, or
https://www.academia.edu/9374766/For_Us_In_Defense_of_Womens_Only_Space…;

June Kelly.  “Woman suing rape charity over transgender row.”  [2022]
https://archive.ph/0b4V

Morgan Laird. “What’s current: Campaigners in Ottawa protest the transfer of male offenders to women’s prisons” [2022]
https://archive.ph/6umtp
https://twitter.com/esme_saysno/status/1535715739834925063

Sanchez Manning, Molly Clayton and Sophic MacDonald.  “Stop making women share changing rooms with men': Feminist campaigners demand change amid growing reports of traumatic encounters at stores from Primark to M&S.” [2022]
https://archive.ph/Bxrow

Stacy Morford. “Privacy isn’t in the Constitution – but it’s everywhere in constitutional law.” [2022]
https://archive.ph/wip/Sz1Gu

Meghan Murphy.  “Discontinuation of grant to Vancouver Rape Relief shows trans activism is an attack on women.” [2019]    
https://archive.ph/S233x

Oliver Norton.  “TWIST PERV: Rape monster who target female victims demands move to WOMEN’S prisons.” [2023]
https://archive.ph/wip/9CuSB

Abigail Shrier. “Male inmates in women’s prisons: If Congress passes the Equality Act, California’s dangerous policy would go nationwide.” [2021]
https://archive.ph/wip/zItlp

Anna Slatz.  “Women being ‘punished’ for complaining about male transfers: Inmate in California women’s prison.” [2022]
https://archive.ph/7kf5c

The Sunday Times. [UK] “Trans prisoners ‘switch gender again’ once freed from women’s units.” [2022]
https://archive.ph/K9r07

Sister Toldjah. “Elizabeth Warren: Transgender ‘women’ should be incarcerated in female prisons. [2020]
https://archive.ph/lMZSP

David Walker.  “Anger as trans inmates revert to males when they leave Scottish prisons: concern after new research suggested that men who changed their gender to female in jail are switching back to their birth gender after release.”  [2022]
https://archive.ph/wip/sZwWa

Women’s Liberation Front. “Condom purchases and sexual assault: Internal documents describe devastating impacts of self-ID in California prisons.” [2021]
https://archive.ph/m15IJ

_____. “WOLF sues California Department of Corrections to restore single-sex prisons.” [2021]
https://archive.ph/wip/yEA3O

Womans Place UK.  “WPUK manifesto 2019.”   
https://womansplaceuk.org/wpuk-manifesto-2019/ 

He has usurped the prerogative of Jehovah himself, claiming it as his right to assign for her a sphere of action, when that belongs to her conscience and to her God. He has endeavored in every way that he could to destroy her confidence in her own powers, to lessen her self-respect, and to make her willing to lead a dependent and abject life. 
― Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments

 

Good Morning Britain.  “Is It Time To Ditch Gender-Neutral Toilets? Concerns About Women's Safety Sparks Debate.”  [2022]  VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H4j1mrRLVM

Meghan Murphy.  “Title IX, trans rights, women’s rights, and ‘bathroom bills’.” [2016]
https://archive.ph/wip/OrMIS  PODCAST

 

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