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Women and Trans Programs


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General Information

Ideally, the goal is for an entire collective to participate in a safer space agreement at all times. Every bicycle space unless otherwise stated is a de facto "boys club" and many femme / trans folks report feeling more comfortable in safer spaces designed specifically for them.

Naming this sort of event can be challenging, and you'll want to think carefully about who you may be including or excluding. Language that has been used for programs like these include:

  • Folx with marginalized genders/identities
  • Welcoming diversity: women and queer-positive people; two-spirited, intersex, and trans inclusive
  • Women & Trans
  • Women, Trans, & Femme
  • Women, Trans, & Friends
  • Women, Trans and Gender Non-Binary
  • Womxn-identified, Trans*, and Non-binary people


Related Topics: Safer Space & Patriarchy and Bicycle Repair

Edmonton does a good job of covering some basic Q&A surrounding their variation on this type of program. Here, a church does a comprehensive gender 101.

Community Bicycle Programs with Women And Trans (sometimes femme) safer spaces

at least according to our fine wiki and WTF Cycles PHL circa Feb 2016

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Comments

Even if every single moment in a bike collective was filled with people striving toward a safer space as best they could, there would still be a need for WTF night because the people who show up couldn't be expected to know that. Until I understood that, I spent a long time feeling uncomfortable about the concept of WTF nights because I believed (and continue to believe, actually) that it puts the burden of the work of thinking about issues surrounding equality largely on the hosts of the WTF nights, and then the rest of the collective often only thinks about safer spaces at their convenience, when I'd rather see every single member of a collective taking that burden on together and making every moment as much of a safer space as WTF nights. --Angel York (talk) 11:59, 16 February 2016 (PST)