I work with women who have suffered abuse in a women’s only service. Most of the women we support feel safe knowing we only support women. I worry they will feel less safe or be put at risk if people are simply able to self ID. Predators will take advantage of anything and this seems like a way for them to access vulnerable women and limit the ability of organisations to protect women.
I have followed feminists on Twitter, conducted research and shared information- admittedly not too much as worried about fall out at work.
Lauren, Domestic abuse support worker