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EVERYDAY SEXISM

The campaign for women’s liberation never went away, but this year a new swell built up and broke through. Since the early summer, I’ve been talking to feminist activists and writers for a short book, All The Rebel Women, and as I tried to keep up with the protests, marches and talks, my diary became a mess of clashing dates.

The rush was such that in a single weekend in October, you could have attended a feminist freshers’ fair in London, the North East Feminist Gathering in Newcastle, a Reclaim the Night march in Edinburgh, or a discussion between different generations of feminist activists at the British Library (this sold out in 48 hours, was moved to a room four times bigger, and sold out again).

Everyday Sexism Project

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You could have joined one of the country’s 149 local grassroots groups, or shared your experience of misogyny on the site Laura Bates, 27, started in April 2012. Her Everyday Sexism Project has proved so successful that it was rolled out to 17 countries on its first anniversary this year, tens of thousands of women worldwide writing about the street harassment, sexual harassment, workplace discrimination and body-shaming they encounter.

Laura Bates started blog less than two years ago to document accounts of discrimination ‘so niggling and normalised that you don’t even feel able to protest’

The project embodies that feminist phrase “the personal is political”, a consciousness-raising exercise that encourages women to see how inequality affects them, proves these problems aren’t individual but collective, and might therefore have political solutions.

This year, 6,000 stories that have been sent to the project about harassment or assault on public transport – the majority never reported to authorities – were used to train 2,000 police officers in London, and create a public awareness campaign. In its first few weeks, says Bates, the reporting of harassment on public transport soared.

The Everyday Sexism Project received its 50,000 entry this week, less than two years after being launched.

Everyday Sexism currently has more than 108,000 followers on Twitter. Of course, following a social media account isn’t the same as joining a political party, but to put this engagement in perspective, Tory membership is now at 134,000.

Everydaysexism corners Facebook via advertisers, FB back down on anti-women ‘hate speech’ posts

dabitch's picturePosted by dabitch on 29. May 2013 – 18:04

This image with the found at the Facebook page “Offensive Humor at Its Best” shows a woman with her mouth taped shut and the idea to ‘tape her and rape her’, but Facebook doesn’t consider it hate speech. Facebook’s response to offensive joke is even more offensive says MSN as they explain that Laura Bates’ Everyday Sexism Project aims to remove rape speech and anti-female content from Facebook.

The interesting thing to us, dear adfolk, is that Laura’s Everydaysexism twitter account often find national middle american brands advertising right next to really offensive images. Do you really want to advertise Legoland and “Dating in London” next to a joke about roofies and a picture of an unconscious woman spread eagle on a bed? Should Magnum ice-cream and Amazon be advertising next to images of a (presumably) dead woman in a blood filled bath tub? Is that really what your target market is into?

Everydaysexism are attacking where it hurts Facebook, their wallet, with the money making ads, and it worked! Since the ads themselves appear according to the users preferences and likes I would see things related to my interests (which includes Disneyland and World) next to these ‘rapey’ images. Another person would get a different set of ads, but if you’re a lady you’ve probably seen “Dove” follow you about facebook for weeks.

Using the Twitter hashtag #FBrape Everydaysexism and their posse oscreendumped Facebook images and called on advertisers to remove their ads from the networks if they were spotted alongside seriously offensive content. Nobody wants to advertise next to a dead woman, and certainly not Dove who was found next to this “Next time, don’t get pregnant” picture.Read more at http://adland.tv/adnews/everydaysexism-

SOME OF 50,000 entries

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#46141 Joanne 2013-12-13 21:09

Aged 18, told my friend I was enlisting in the army. Her brother said, ‘the only women who want to join the army are either lesbians or sluts…I was incredulous! …And he was a serving member of the forces…
#46140 Louise 2013-12-13 21:07

I had a fling with a 25 year old guy at a house party when I was 16. I confided in a friend, as I really liked the guy, and she knew him quite well.It turned out he had been in a relationship for several years. For some reason several of my friends (all female) took it upon themselves to harass me and make my life generally miserable because I ‘ruined their relationship.’What really pisses me off is that I still feel badly about this 9 years after the event. I feel badly for the girlfriend I didn’t even know existed. I really hope he got as much crap from his friends as I did.. but I seriously doubt it.
#46139 M 2013-12-13 21:04

Although I have significantly higher grades than every male who I go to school with, I am frequently told not to expect the same career prospects because I could fall pregnant at any time. Apparently employers would not be interested in someone who may need maternity leave.By this logic, should we give up our academic futures at an early age purely because we have two XX chromosomes?
#46138 Joanne 2013-12-13 21:03

Aged 15 – Getting off our school bus, in our school uniforms, my friend and I were wolf-whistled and cat-called by a large group of workmen on a building site… middle-aged men… to children… in their school uniforms…Eewww, we could have been their granddaughters….
#46137 Jenny 2013-12-13 20:52

I was at a post-event pub gathering and I didn’t know many people so I went to sit with some people I did know. I’d taken a tin whistle along to play at the event and it was on the table because it didn’t fit in my bag or pocket.
The man sitting next to me, who I knew by name and sight but not otherwise, asked me if I wanted to see his ‘big pink one’ to which I said ‘No thanks’, but he produced a very large bright red tin whistle anyway and urged me to hold it.
I felt really uncomfortable, because I couldn’t think of any way of refusing without endorsing and thereby encouraging his double-entendre, so I did and got a whole stream of crude remarks about how much bigger it was when I held it and so on. I ignored the innuendo and tried to speak pointedly about the features of the instrument that weren’t related to his joke, but it was very difficult because that kind of man can find something dirty to say about almost anything.
The others – a man and a woman – seemed to think it was funny, and he was playing up to them, regardless of the fact that I was trying to make it clear I was embarrassed and uncomfortable. I’m not a girl – I’m well into middle age – and I thought I could deal with this kind of thing, so I’m a bit shaken to find myself still vulnerable to it. It was the social pressure of the others, including the other woman, laughing that made it so difficult – if we hadn’t been in a group I could have just walked away or put the man down, but the others obviously knew him well.
#46136 T 2013-12-13 20:47

I was sexually assaulted by my brother when I was 10. I didn’t tell anyone until I was 22. Then I found out that he did the same thing to my sister, and she thought she was the only one.
#46135 Adam 2013-12-13 20:45

I was at a student night in a club with a group of female friends and another guy approached me and asked how much I paid for them. I think every University course should have a mandatory ‘how to to be an ignorant, sexist pr*ck’ module.
#46134 J 2013-12-13 20:41

Doing an evening class in violin-making Denmark, I was groped, belittled and treated like a total idiot by the old (and some not so old) blokes on the course. When I spoke out and said didn’t want that after a few weeks of trying to think what to do, they started to totally ignore me and laugh behind my back. That violin never got built.
#46133 A 2013-12-13 20:35

I work in industrial recruitment and my office is made up of mostly male staff with a real “boys club” attitude. Daily I hear comments such as “you can’t send a man to a cleaning job……..cleaning is for women” and (when I was pregnant) my manager used to complain “that’s why you never hire a woman under 50″. This culture goes right to the top. The only thing that is keeping me sane is the thought that I am currently re-training for another career and there is an end in sight! I find it very hard to sit and listen to this however I really need this job at the moment and will be labelled as a troublemaker if I speak out.
#46132 Laura 2013-12-13 20:26

The really monotone, boring guy sitting in front of me on the train just declared to his friend that ‘women aren’t funny’

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This image with the found at the Facebook page “Offensive Humor at Its Best” shows a woman with her mouth taped shut and the idea to ‘tape her and rape her’, but Facebook doesn’t consider it hate speech. Facebook’s response to offensive joke is even more offensive says MSN as they explain that Laura Bates’ Everyday Sexism Project aims to remove rape speech and anti-female content from Facebook. The interesting thing to us, dear adfolk, is that Laura’s Everydaysexism twitter account often find national middle american brands advertising right next to really offensive images. Do you really want to advertise Legoland and “Dating in London” next to a joke about roofies and a picture of an unconscious woman spread eagle on a bed? Should Magnum ice-cream and Amazon be advertising next to images of a (presumably) dead woman in a blood filled bath tub? Is that really what your target market is into?

Everydaysexism are attacking where it hurts Facebook, their wallet, with the money making ads, and it worked! Since the ads themselves appear according to the users preferences and likes I would see things related to my interests (which includes Disneyland and World) next to these ‘rapey’ images. Another person would get a different set of ads, but if you’re a lady you’ve probably seen “Dove” follow you about facebook for weeks.

Using the Twitter hashtag #FBrape Everydaysexism and their posse oscreendumped Facebook images and called on advertisers to remove their ads from the networks if they were spotted alongside seriously offensive content. Nobody wants to advertise next to a dead woman, and certainly not Dove who was found next to this “Next time, don’t get pregnant” picture.
Read more at http://adland.tv/adnews/everydaysexism-corners-facebook-advertisers-fb-back-down-anti-women-hate-speech-posts/1369847#2dzmM5U3Jd53aQf7.99

Everydaysexism corners Facebook via advertisers, FB back down on anti-women ‘hate speech’ posts
Read more at http://adland.tv/adnews/everydaysexism-corners-facebook-advertisers-fb-back-down-anti-women-hate-speech-posts/1369847#2dzmM5U3Jd53aQf7.99
Everydaysexism corners Facebook via advertisers, FB back down on anti-women ‘hate speech’ posts
Read more at http://adland.tv/adnews/everydaysexism-corners-facebook-advertisers-fb-back-down-anti-women-hate-speech-posts/1369847#2dzmM5U3Jd53aQf7.99

Everydaysexism corners Facebook via advertisers, FB back down on anti-women ‘hate speech’ posts

dabitch's picture
Posted by dabitch on 29. May 2013 – 18:04

This image with the found at the Facebook page “Offensive Humor at Its Best” shows a woman with her mouth taped shut and the idea to ‘tape her and rape her’, but Facebook doesn’t consider it hate speech. Facebook’s response to offensive joke is even more offensive says MSN as they explain that Laura Bates’ Everyday Sexism Project aims to remove rape speech and anti-female content from Facebook. The interesting thing to us, dear adfolk, is that Laura’s Everydaysexism twitter account often find national middle american brands advertising right next to really offensive images. Do you really want to advertise Legoland and “Dating in London” next to a joke about roofies and a picture of an unconscious woman spread eagle on a bed? Should Magnum ice-cream and Amazon be advertising next to images of a (presumably) dead woman in a blood filled bath tub? Is that really what your target market is into?

Everydaysexism are attacking where it hurts Facebook, their wallet, with the money making ads, and it worked! Since the ads themselves appear according to the users preferences and likes I would see things related to my interests (which includes Disneyland and World) next to these ‘rapey’ images. Another person would get a different set of ads, but if you’re a lady you’ve probably seen “Dove” follow you about facebook for weeks.

Using the Twitter hashtag #FBrape Everydaysexism and their posse oscreendumped Facebook images and called on advertisers to remove their ads from the networks if they were spotted alongside seriously offensive content. Nobody wants to advertise next to a dead woman, and certainly not Dove who was found next to this “Next time, don’t get pregnant” picture.

The New York Times reported that Facebook said it failed to stop the misogynous pages, but they will now after Nissan and a host of smaller advertisers have pulled out (pardon) of Facebook ads.

Read more at http://adland.tv/adnews/everydaysexism-corners-facebook-advertisers-fb-back-down-anti-women-hate-speech-posts/1369847#2dzmM5U3Jd53aQf7.99

Everydaysexism corners Facebook via advertisers, FB back down on anti-women ‘hate speech’ posts

dabitch's picture
Posted by dabitch on 29. May 2013 – 18:04

This image with the found at the Facebook page “Offensive Humor at Its Best” shows a woman with her mouth taped shut and the idea to ‘tape her and rape her’, but Facebook doesn’t consider it hate speech. Facebook’s response to offensive joke is even more offensive says MSN as they explain that Laura Bates’ Everyday Sexism Project aims to remove rape speech and anti-female content from Facebook. The interesting thing to us, dear adfolk, is that Laura’s Everydaysexism twitter account often find national middle american brands advertising right next to really offensive images. Do you really want to advertise Legoland and “Dating in London” next to a joke about roofies and a picture of an unconscious woman spread eagle on a bed? Should Magnum ice-cream and Amazon be advertising next to images of a (presumably) dead woman in a blood filled bath tub? Is that really what your target market is into?

Everydaysexism are attacking where it hurts Facebook, their wallet, with the money making ads, and it worked! Since the ads themselves appear according to the users preferences and likes I would see things related to my interests (which includes Disneyland and World) next to these ‘rapey’ images. Another person would get a different set of ads, but if you’re a lady you’ve probably seen “Dove” follow you about facebook for weeks.

Using the Twitter hashtag #FBrape Everydaysexism and their posse oscreendumped Facebook images and called on advertisers to remove their ads from the networks if they were spotted alongside seriously offensive content. Nobody wants to advertise next to a dead woman, and certainly not Dove who was found next to this “Next time, don’t get pregnant” picture.

The New York Times reported that Facebook said it failed to stop the misogynous pages, but they will now after Nissan and a host of smaller advertisers have pulled out (pardon) of Facebook ads.

Read more at http://adland.tv/adnews/everydaysexism-corners-facebook-advertisers-fb-back-down-anti-women-hate-speech-posts/1369847#2dzmM5U3Jd53aQf7.99

Everydaysexism corners Facebook via advertisers, FB back down on anti-women ‘hate speech’ posts

dabitch's picture
Posted by dabitch on 29. May 2013 – 18:04

This image with the found at the Facebook page “Offensive Humor at Its Best” shows a woman with her mouth taped shut and the idea to ‘tape her and rape her’, but Facebook doesn’t consider it hate speech. Facebook’s response to offensive joke is even more offensive says MSN as they explain that Laura Bates’ Everyday Sexism Project aims to remove rape speech and anti-female content from Facebook. The interesting thing to us, dear adfolk, is that Laura’s Everydaysexism twitter account often find national middle american brands advertising right next to really offensive images. Do you really want to advertise Legoland and “Dating in London” next to a joke about roofies and a picture of an unconscious woman spread eagle on a bed? Should Magnum ice-cream and Amazon be advertising next to images of a (presumably) dead woman in a blood filled bath tub? Is that really what your target market is into?

Everydaysexism are attacking where it hurts Facebook, their wallet, with the money making ads, and it worked! Since the ads themselves appear according to the users preferences and likes I would see things related to my interests (which includes Disneyland and World) next to these ‘rapey’ images. Another person would get a different set of ads, but if you’re a lady you’ve probably seen “Dove” follow you about facebook for weeks.

Using the Twitter hashtag #FBrape Everydaysexism and their posse oscreendumped Facebook images and called on advertisers to remove their ads from the networks if they were spotted alongside seriously offensive content. Nobody wants to advertise next to a dead woman, and certainly not Dove who was found next to this “Next time, don’t get pregnant” picture.

The New York Times reported that Facebook said it failed to stop the misogynous pages, but they will now after Nissan and a host of smaller advertisers have pulled out (pardon) of Facebook ads.

Read more at http://adland.tv/adnews/everydaysexism-corners-facebook-advertisers-fb-back-down-anti-women-hate-speech-posts/1369847#2dzmM5U3Jd53aQf7.99

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  • This image with the found at the Facebook page “Offensive Humor at Its Best” shows a woman with her mouth taped shut and the idea to ‘tape her and rape her’, but Facebook doesn’t consider it hate speech. Facebook’s response to offensive joke is even more offensive says MSN as they explain that Laura Bates’ Everyday Sexism Project aims to remove rape speech and anti-female content from Facebook. The interesting thing to us, dear adfolk, is that Laura’s Everydaysexism twitter account often find national middle american brands advertising right next to really offensive images. Do you really want to advertise Legoland and “Dating in London” next to a joke about roofies and a picture of an unconscious woman spread eagle on a bed? Should Magnum ice-cream and Amazon be advertising next to images of a (presumably) dead woman in a blood filled bath tub? Is that really what your target market is into?

    Everydaysexism are attacking where it hurts Facebook, their wallet, with the money making ads, and it worked! Since the ads themselves appear according to the users preferences and likes I would see things related to my interests (which includes Disneyland and World) next to these ‘rapey’ images. Another person would get a different set of ads, but if you’re a lady you’ve probably seen “Dove” follow you about facebook for weeks.

    Using the Twitter hashtag #FBrape Everydaysexism and their posse oscreendumped Facebook images and called on advertisers to remove their ads from the networks if they were spotted alongside seriously offensive content. Nobody wants to advertise next to a dead woman, and certainly not Dove who was found next to this “Next time, don’t get pregnant” picture.
    Read more at http://adland.tv/adnews/everydaysexism-corners-facebook-advertisers-fb-back-down-anti-women-hate-speech-posts/1369847#2dzmM5U3Jd53aQf7.99

    This image with the found at the Facebook page “Offensive Humor at Its Best” shows a woman with her mouth taped shut and the idea to ‘tape her and rape her’, but Facebook doesn’t consider it hate speech. Facebook’s response to offensive joke is even more offensive says MSN as they explain that Laura Bates’ Everyday Sexism Project aims to remove rape speech and anti-female content from Facebook. The interesting thing to us, dear adfolk, is that Laura’s Everydaysexism twitter account often find national middle american brands advertising right next to really offensive images. Do you really want to advertise Legoland and “Dating in London” next to a joke about roofies and a picture of an unconscious woman spread eagle on a bed? Should Magnum ice-cream and Amazon be advertising next to images of a (presumably) dead woman in a blood filled bath tub? Is that really what your target market is into?

    Everydaysexism are attacking where it hurts Facebook, their wallet, with the money making ads, and it worked! Since the ads themselves appear according to the users preferences and likes I would see things related to my interests (which includes Disneyland and World) next to these ‘rapey’ images. Another person would get a different set of ads, but if you’re a lady you’ve probably seen “Dove” follow you about facebook for weeks.

    Using the Twitter hashtag #FBrape Everydaysexism and their posse oscreendumped Facebook images and called on advertisers to remove their ads from the networks if they were spotted alongside seriously offensive content. Nobody wants to advertise next to a dead woman, and certainly not Dove who was found next to this “Next time, don’t get pregnant” picture.
    Read more at http://adland.tv/adnews/everydaysexism-corners-facebook-advertisers-fb-back-down-anti-women-hate-speech-posts/1369847#2dzmM5U3Jd53aQf7.99

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