This matters to me as a mother of both sexes and as a domestic violence survivor.
Maintaining single sex spaces is important for my sense of dignity and safety. As a parent, it matters that my children, both male and female, are able to use single sex spaces for their privacy and dignity, but especially to protect my daughters from sexual harassment.
I am deeply concerned that children are allowed to make decisions that can have serious long term consequences and that we as adults allow them, when as adults we should be collectively protecting them from harm.
I have discussed at work, with friends and on various social media platforms. But I have to be careful, because of my work and my volunteering. I believe I can equally raise my voice in giving girls confidence to question the stereotypes society presents and to remain true to their own beliefs. I have a few friends, ironically one with two pre-teen daughters.
I know the consequences if i spoke up to the wrong people, and i have to be careful, which makes me very cross.
FR, Mother of 3