Women need twice as many public washrooms as men, new report says

A new U.K. report argued there should be two female toilets to every male one, adding the lack of public toilets is a threat to women’s health and equality.

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) report said women need more toilets because “of time-consuming factors related to clothing, menstruation and anatomical differences.”

The report’s authors pointed to “potty parity” — which is defined as equal speed of access to public restrooms — legislation that exists in certain places in the U.S. that recommends a 2:1 toilet ratio in favour of women.

Currently, in the U.K., the standard is 1:1.

Source: Women need twice as many public washrooms as men, new report says – National | Globalnews.ca

It’s about bloody time: Make pads & tampons free in Australian schools

Plan International Australia is calling for free pads and tampons in all Australian schools in an effort to eradicate period stigma.

Source: It’s about bloody time: Make pads & tampons free in Australian schools

Why Pipers can now move to expel partner suing for sex discrimination

The Federal Court has discharged an injunction preventing national firm Piper Alderman from expelling partner Lexia Wilson, holding it was “not satisfied” the convening of such a meeting would be unlawful or in breach of her rights.

(Ed: so much for victimisation provisions . . .)

Source: Why Pipers can now move to expel partner suing for sex discrimination – Lawyers Weekly

If you cannot define women, then you cannot defend them 

On May 25th councillor Sarah Field spoke at a meeting in Leeds which was the first U.K. discussion of The Declaration of Sex Based Rights. The Declaration re-affirms that women’s global human rights are based upon sex. 

Source: If you cannot define women, then you cannot defend them  – WomansPlaceUK

Scouts earn U-turn badge after scrapping trans policy

The Scouts have done a U-turn on a transgender policy that members said put young people’s safety at risk.

The policy, which was published only 18 months ago and triggered protests — one MP called it “madness” — has been substantially changed. Advice that scout leaders should not call children “boys or girls” has been scrapped.

The organisation, which accepts boys and girls of all ages, has also rescinded advice that a child’s gender transition must be treated with “complete confidentiality”, including being kept from parents. The guidance now says such information should be shared with families or the authorities if there are welfare concerns.

The Scouts’ equal opportunities policy has also been revised to include the category of sex, previously omitted in favour of “gender identity”.

Source: Scouts earn U-turn badge after scrapping trans policy | News | The Sunday Times

Planned Parenthood and ACLU sue over Alabama’s ‘extreme abortion ban’

Alabama has pushed abortion care further “out of reach for years with medically unnecessary and politically-motivated restrictions” and this ban shows how far they will go, an ACLU lawyer said.

Source: Planned Parenthood and ACLU sue over Alabama’s ‘extreme abortion ban’

Feminist academics in uproar over new union chief’s ‘Terf blocker’ as they complain of assault on free speech

Feminist academics have complained that their new union boss cannot uphold free speech because she has refused to listen to opposing views in the transgender debate.

Source: Feminist academics in uproar over new union chief’s ‘Terf blocker’ as they complain of assault on free speech