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Females need spaces away from men.  Especially men who believe that woman is feeling inside their heads.   Access to safe washroom spaces is a key part of women’s rights.  So the ‘gender neutral’ (read male) toilet movement has to stop.

“Access to sanitation services has been recognized as a human right by the UN since 2015: sanitary facilities are essential for men’s and women’s health alike. But despite a direct link between women’s rights and dependable access to toilets, the issue remains less visible than it should be. Even when sanitation infrastructure exists, it’s often ill-adapted to the needs of girls and women. 
  Even when sanitation infrastructure exists, it’s often ill-adapted to the needs of girls and women.  In 2018, 60% of the total number of people who had to resort to open-air defecation were women, and in sub-Saharan Africa one girl in ten missed school during her period. Though women are at higher risk of lacking access to dependable sanitary facilities, and such access is key to empowering them, data on this basic right are limited.
No toilets: putting girls’ and women’s health and security at risk According to the most recent available data, from 2017, over 500 million women lacked access to sanitation facilities. That means that 13% of the world’s female population was unable to use a toilet to go to the bathroom or manage menstrual hygiene. For these women, the risk of sexual assault is 40% higher than for women with access to sanitation facilities, according to a 2018 study conducted in the shanty towns of Kenya’s Mathare Valley. In India, this risk is as high as 50%. Titre Tribune Also read Toilets for more gender equality around the world Health Gender Water & Sanitation Read What’s more, a lack of access to toilets poses higher health risks for women than for men. In addition to health risks shared by both sexes—including diarrhea, dehydration, dysentery, typhoid fever, hepatitis A and even polio—problems like toxic shock syndrome, vaginal or urinary infections, and pregnancy complications affect women alone.
     Illnesses due to a lack of personal and menstrual hygiene compound problems arising from contact with fecal matter, which tend to receive more attention. Hygiene, health and security: when girls and women have to choose As a 2016 study observes, attending to menstrual and personal hygiene while avoiding many of these illnesses necessitates four elements: privacy, water, soap and a trash disposal system. Unfortunately, even when sanitation infrastructure exists, it’s often ill-adapted to the needs of girls and women, according to the NGO WaterAid.
   In Kenya, the sanitation facilities installed in the Mathare region are mixed-gender, few in number (with 1 toilet for every 70 to 100 people), fee-based, and often lack a door. Together with paid access, the lack of cleanliness, privacy and security drives many women to avoid using these toilets : “A third of women use a bucket or plastic bags or defecate outdoors at least once per day, and two-thirds of them do the same at night,” says researcher Samantha Winter. When toilets contribute to female empowerment In addition to being essential to girls’ health and security, access to dependable, well-designed sanitation facilities exerts a direct influence on girls’ education rates. In 2019 a third of the world’s schools lacked toilets, according to the UN. The direct result has been an increase in girls’ drop out and school absence rates when they reach puberty, owing to the lack of a place where they can change when they have their period.
     According to UNESCO, in sub-Saharan Africa one girl in ten misses 20% of the school year for the same reason. For all these reasons, UNICEF is leading a program in Jharkhand, India to train women as masons. Girls who have dropped out of school because of the lack of facilities for dealing with their periods are becoming rani mistri, toilet-builders, in their communities. For its part, WaterAid has drawn up a best-practices guide in partnership with UNICEF and Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), designed for all actors involved in providing sanitation access. These initiatives have the same goal: promoting the inclusion of women in the planning and governance of sanitation infrastructure to ensure that their needs are taken into account.”

Brings a smile to your face.

 

 

When two parallel universes collide in one stunning picture. Reality meets fantasy and the clear winner is a life that has been lived. – Dr. Andrew Thorne

 

https://womansplaceuk.org/

What are the arguments against supporting female sex-based rights that do not involve insults, shaming, and hyperbolic claims?  How are any of these points unreasonable?

I think that most would agree with all of the below, yet expressing this opinion (one rooted in biological fact and material reality) in public can be dangerous for people because of the militancy and pernicious nature of transactivists.  I have yet to have a discussion in which I can make an argument against because there is an almost absolute vacuum of anything that resembles a debatable position.

A couple examples of common assertions made in gender debates:

Assertion #1 – Trans women are part of highly discriminated against cohort…  they face violence in society.

Retort – Adult human females are abused and killed on a scale world wide.  Efforts to change that have been ongoing and at a glacial pace, since forever.  The violence gender non-conforming males experience can be directly traced back to the epidemic of male violence in society.  Why not get men to stop with the violent enforcement of patriarchal norms rather than subsuming hard fought for female sex based rights?

 

Assertion #2 – Trans women are women.

Retort – There is no evidence that human beings can change sex, nor is anyone ‘born in the wrong body’.   Therefore, transwomen will always be male; and this is the only logical conclusion one can draw if facts are important to your reasoning.

 

 

 

Calling the defence of female rights, boundaries, and safety ‘bigoted’ has no reasonable basis in a fact based discussion.

Nice to see a Hillary Clinton speaking up and addressing the fact that transgender ideology needs to be examined and debated in regards to how it affects women.

 

“To repeat, Hillary Clinton – that’s Hillary ‘basket of deplorables’ Clinton – has quite carefully and deliberately said that women have ‘legitimate’ concerns about transgender issues and those concerns should be recognized.

There are those, in the UK and US, who refuse to accept that questions and critical thinking about this issue are legitimate, and who refuse to acknowledge that those concerns are felt across the political spectrum. Even though the organized campaigns to raise those issues, especially A Woman’s Place UK, are mainly driven by women on the traditional left of the Labour party, there are trans rights activists and progressive campaigners who persist in claiming that this is all a confection of the wicked right.

Perhaps, just perhaps, the fact that Hillary Clinton is among those who say there are indeed legitimate questions here will quieten those claims, and maybe even prompt more people to start listening.

Or perhaps Clinton will simply be treated like all those other women who have dared to question transgender orthodoxy and find herself consigned to the ‘wrong side of history’ with the other witches and heretics.”

Time to examine trans ideology and what it means in society, the sooner the better.

On things we need to get codified into law ASAP.

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