Gathering data on gender identity ideology in the ACT
We are currently gathering data on the impacts of gender identity ideology in Canberra’s schools and workplaces. In particular, we are trying to find answers to the following questions:
- What sex and sexuality curriculum is currently being taught in Canberra’s government and independent schools?
- Are children being socially ‘transed’ at school without parents’ knowledge?
- Are children being taught that sex is a biological and immutable reality for, and that differences in sexual development (DID) are rare in, a sexually species such as homo sapiens? i.e., are they being taught about biological sex? Or are they being taught that sex is changeable and a ‘feeling’?
- Which medical practices or practitioners are treating gender patients and what is their approach?
- How many gender clinics exist in the ACT and NSW more generally?
- How many referrals to gender clinics are being made? Has there been an increase in any referrals over the past decade or so?
- How many medical professionals ‘affirm’, without psychological or psychiatric questioning of a trauma background of some kind, a child’s pronouncement that they are ‘trans’?
Protections (spaces, competitions, endowments, etc.)
- How many female-only toilets and bathrooms have been replaced by ‘gender neutral’ toilets and bathrooms in Canberra?
- What and how many other female-only areas are men allowed to enter by claiming an ‘identity’ as a ‘woman’; this includes areas where posters have been put up discouraging women from asking men to leave a female-only area?
- How many males are being housed in female-only correctional facilities in the ACT?
Which female-only sporting competitions are also open to ‘female-identifying’ or ‘woman-identifying’ males?
- What female-only scholarships, stipends, grants, positions, or similar are also open to ‘female-identifying’ or ‘woman-identifying’ males?
Organisations and government
- What ACT-based organisations (e.g., crisis centres, disability organisations, prisons) in Canberra that are meant to provide female-only services are also providing those services to ‘female-identifying’ or ‘woman-identifying’ males?
- What jobs being advertised in the ACT with an exception under HR law to recruit exclusively female employees are also open to ‘female-identifying’ or ‘woman-identifying’ males?
Are there legislative changes being proposed in the ACT to discard or erode women’s rights?
- What policies do ACT universities and government departments have that remove rights from female staff and/or students? What policies neutralise women’s rights?
- How many ACT organisations use language in their policies, websites, or similar that erases women and instead centres ‘persons’ e.g., ‘person with a cervix’, ‘pregnant person’ ‘gestator’?
- Are statistics relating to criminal offences carried out by males in the ACT being recorded according to ‘gender identity’ or to biological sex?
We welcome anyone who has information about any of the above, or who wishes to share their experience of detransition, desisting, or being erased as a female. Requests for anonymity and privacy will, of course, be respected.
Collating useful resources for those concerned about the impacts of gender identity ideology
Please see our spreadsheet.
Promoting awareness of gender identity ideology and its harmful impacts on children* and women
Avenues we are using to do this include
- Twitter: @WomensActionAll
- Starting up a sticker campaign (contact us for stickers)
- Holding meetings with local businesses, organisations, politicians, MLAs to discuss the erasure of women in policy and legislation
- Talking to local newspapers and media about the harmful medical model of ‘transing’ children versus watchful waiting
*In the first instance on girls, as girls are affected by this ideology disproportionately in relation to boys.
Making connections with like-minded individuals, groups, and organisations, both in Australia and overseas
Please contact us if you would like to ally with our organisation or if you feel you need help in building an evidence-based understanding of the current sex and gender environment.