Women are shouting back

Everyday Sexism
United Kingdom (London)

Every day, women across the world are insulted, ignored or assaulted simply because of their gender. In 2012 award-winning journalist Laura Bates created an online project to catalogue those daily instances of sexism – with simple hashtags already encouraging a collection of over 100,000 anecdotes on social media. It started trending on Twitter in 2015.

By highlighting the widespread issues that women (mostly) face, from street harassment and workplace discrimination to serious assault, Everyday Sexism has become a worldwide phenomenon, questioning gender imbalance and raising awareness of inequality from Pakistan to Mexico. The project shows how technology can change how people share experiences, replacing shame with solidarity in numbers, and giving a voice to shout back.

Bates hopes to change behaviour by empowering women, educating girls and eliminating sexism, as we all have a role to play in changing future human rights: “Our voices are loudest when we raise them together.”

Written by

Lisa Goldapple, Editor, Atlas of the Future (30 July 2015)

Project leader

Laura Bates, Journalist and Founder

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Laura Bates and model and business woman Katie Price (Photo: Southbank Centre, 2014)

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