They're fully captured down under 🙁
The statement from their Human Rights Commission doesn't even make sense for the context:
“The Commission notes that the grant of this exemption may lead to the further exclusion of and discrimination against same-sex attracted transgender women.”
This is the opposite of what's happening! The problem is heterosexual males trying to get access to lesbian spaces because they supposedly “identify” as women and “identify” as lesbian, discriminating against and effectively excluding actual lesbian women. It dismays me how these comissioners apparently can't understand the basic facts of the situation. Or are wilfully ignoring them.
Feminism: Sex & gender discussions
Australian Human Rights Commission decision prohibits female-only events for lesbians
untranchable · 27/09/2023 08:00
Australian Human Rights Commission Decision Prohibits Female-Only Events For Lesbians - Reduxx
Australia’s Human Rights Commission has released a preliminary decision prohibiting lesbians from holding events for females due to the exclusion of men who identify as “women.” The Commission’s decision comes after a lesbian rights group applied for a...
Activists rise up against lesbian group trying to host “born female only” event
The Lesbian Action Group applied for exemption from anti-discrimination laws so it could "avoid any more challenges" with trans folks...
PorcelinaV · 27/09/2023 16:47
Simplistic rhetoric, but I guess it works.
One letter signed by 15 LGBTQ+ organizations, including the Melbourne chapter of Dykes on Bikes, the Trans Justice Project, and the Parents of Gender Diverse Children, proclaiming it is “not appropriate or necessary” for bisexual and trans women to be banned from lesbian gatherings. The letter also pointed out that any method for enforcing these rules would result in privacy violations...
A statement from Dykes on Bikes Communications Officer Kieran Cavanagh called the application “Nothing more than dangerous transphobic rhetoric and hate, causing harm and creating division when we should be united.”
“Our lesbian community is extremely vast and diverse, and that is a pillar of its strength. Without our trans sisters or queer elders, we would not have the freedoms and rights we celebrate today or the insight and knowledge for the challenges ahead.”
“We stand proudly with our trans sisters and nonbinary family. And we’ll continue fighting against LAG’s discriminatory and inflammatory transphobic exemption request. There is space for all of us. Nobody needs to be excluded.”
The term TERF applies to individuals who don’t see transgender women as real women or transgender men as real men and use the language of feminism to justify their transphobia....
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