Laura Bates
Everyday Sexism
August 02, 2019 Comments.. 740
Everyday Sexism Laura Bates Women are standing up and shoutingback In a culture that s driven by social media, for the first time women are using this online space EverydaySexism everydaysexism to come together, share their stories and encourage a new generation to recognise the problems that women face This book is a call to arms in a new wave of feminism and it proves sexism is endemiWomen are standing up and shoutingback In a culture that s driven by social media, for the first time women are using this online space EverydaySexism everydaysexism to come together, share their stories and encourage a new generation to recognise the problems that women face This book is a call to arms in a new wave of feminism and it proves sexism is endemic socially, politically and economically But women won t stand for it The Everyday Sexism Project is grounded in reality packed with substance, validity and integrity it shows that women will no longer tolerate a society that ignores the dangers and endless effects of sexism In 2012 after being sexually harassed on London public transport Laura Bates, a young journalist, started a project called Everyday Sexism to collect stories for a piece she was writing on the issue Astounded by the response she received and the wide range of stories that came pouring in from all over the world, she quickly realised that the situation was far worse than she d initially thought Enough was enough From being leered at and wolf whistled on the street, to aggravation in the work place and serious sexual assault, it was clear that sexism had been normalised Bates decided it was time for change This bold, jaunty and ultimately intelligent book is the first to give a collective online voice to the protest against sexism This game changing book is a juggernaut of stories, often shocking, sometimes amusing and always poignant it is a must read for every inquisitive, no nonsense modern woman.. Everyday Sexism Women are standing up and shoutingback In a culture that s driven by social media for the first time women are using this online space EverydaySexism everydaysexism to come together share their stor
  • Title: Everyday Sexism
  • Author: Laura Bates
  • ISBN: 9781471131578
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Emily May says:

      When I was younger, there was a club in a nearby town that did a 13 17 year olds night It was mostly filled with the lower end of that age group, stood around overdressed with cokes in hand, pretending the coke was laced with something stronger It was basically a glorified youth club with strobe lighting and overpriced soft drinks, but we felt so fucking rebellious and grown up.I remember the first time I went very well I was nervous and excited to be going out and couldn t wait to dance and pre [...]

    2. Paul Bryant says:

      Update I had to share this with you all, you ll see why I was listening to a cd of hit songs from the 1910s and 20s and came across this GEM It s called Wait till you get them up in the Air, Boys and it s all about why any young man should learn how to fly a planeSometimes you try to love a girlAnd she says no to you It makes you feel so blue,But there s nothing you can do You take her for an auto rideAnd start that mushy talk,But if she doesn t like it,She gets out and starts to walk.They ve fo [...]

    3. Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ says:

      Edit LittleLinks To add your story and read testimonies everydaysexism Website for my French fellows francais.everydaysexism Facebook page facebook EverydaySexiLet me introduce you the three reasons which explain why I m eagerly recommending everyone to read this Let s face it, I could have find reasons, but I guess we have to stop at some point right Sexism is a socially acceptable prejudice and everybody is getting in on the act NO you re not the only one and YES, this is real.Indeed we can t [...]

    4. Vanessa says:

      This book is undoubtedly the most important book I have read this year, and one that I believe should be read by everyone, whether you call yourself a feminist or not This is relevant to absolutely everyone, not just women, and highlights the very real threats that unfortunately a great many people experience in their everyday lives.Laura Bates collects her own experiences and those of others who have submitted to the EverydaySexism project over the years, and lays them out for us in various sec [...]

    5. Whitney Atkinson says:

      TW rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence abuse, eating disorders, pedophilia, and suicide This is not a men versus women issue It s about people versus prejudice This book could be draining to pick up at times, but I m so glad I read it It s such an elegantly worded and fully fleshed out call to action In the most articulate books I ve read so far, this handled intersectionalism so beautifully and folded together a LOT of examples and research balanced with Bates own discussion, as well as quote [...]

    6. Jo (A rather Bookish Geek) says:

      Regardless of whether you call yourself a feminist, this book should be essential reading for all This book is extremely relevant to women and men alike and discusses the real issues and threats that many people have to put up with on a daily basis.Laura Bates is masterful here in this book She talks about her own experiences and we can read about the experiences of others, that over a period if time, have shared their stories with The everyday sexism project These experiences are placed in diff [...]

    7. Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin* says:

      I never know how to react to sexual harassment It s different every time I was walking home from middle school and a boy I passed on the sidewalk reached behind him and grabbed my ass The next day my brother and I yelled obscenities at him from our front porch Later that same year, a guy in a car pulled up to my best friend and I to ask if we wanted to go to Wendy s with him We immediately found a cop, who wrote down every word we said despite our lamentably vague descriptions A few years later [...]

    8. Ylenia says:

      Update August 2016 changed the rating from 4.5 to 5 stars because I think about this book every single day Day 1 4 28 16 Chapter 1 Dismissal of arguments or thoughts because she s just pms ing or hormonal every single day at work.This first chapter made me feel so scared and enraged at the same time If you want the short version sexism is pretty much everywhere and it s fucking scary Why people don t understand the concept of sexism and instead blame the victims for how they were dressed or beca [...]

    9. Tim says:

      I can sum up my reaction to this book in one word horror I was already aware of the Everyday Sexism Project and had read some studies on the levels of harassment women have to endure But even so, I was taken aback by the shear scale of the problem described by Laura Bates in the book, made hard hitting by the individual accounts of what contributors to the Everyday Sexism website have experienced All this would be bad enough, but as Bates makes clear, the problem is compounded by how women are [...]

    10. Laura says:

      Everyone should read this It s so important and tackles everything from rape culture to victim blaming to catcalling, etc I ll definitely try to get some of my family and friends to read this as well.

    11. Polly says:

      More like 4.5 5 Thoughts to come

    12. Iset says:

      It s difficult to know where to begin with this review This is one of the most important books I have ever read Everyday Sexism resonated with me to a degree I had not expected As a child I have to admit I didn t notice this sort of thing, by and large Maybe because I was lucky enough to have liberal minded parents who never placed arbitrary restrictions on my aspirations and ambitions As a teenager I slowly started becoming aware when I was treated differently due to my gender, something I str [...]

    13. Neave says:

      I am going to be one of the few people who actually gives this book a negative review and say exactly why I feel quite a lot of this doesn t express Everyday Sexism as the title, so untruthfully suggests My first issue with this book upon reading is that it dramatises every form of sexual assault there is A chapter called Women In Learning made this dramatisation even potent for me because of the way reading this actually made me feel I feel anxious and daunted by the fact of going to universit [...]

    14. Crystal Starr Light says:

      Bullet Review Instead of reading my review, do yourself a favor and read this book.I am VERY fortunate to not experience half of what most of the women here have, but this is a HUGELY important book Keep your ears open and remember Just because you ve never experienced it, doesn t mean it never happens Use some empathy.

    15. Kaitlin says:

      This book made me so mad at times Sexism is real, rampant and horrible As a woman in a society where I m lucky enough not to experience sexism myself too often this was both shocking and nasty at times to hear other women s experiences I don t experience as much sexism as others because I have chosen or forced myself to hide away from dark nights, strange people, clubs and the usual suspects but WHY should I and many many many other women HAVE to hide or not go somewhere wear something etc just [...]

    16. Alice Lippart says:

      A devestating and tough read, but also fascinating and eye opening Very, very good.

    17. Literary Ames Against GR Censorship says:

      Laura Bates brings issues of harassment, assault and abuse of both men and women to light, after being deluged with submissions to her website and Twitter accounts Seemingly small incidents of off hand remarks can feel like the death of a thousand cuts when they happen everyday in every facet of your life These sexist ouccrences happen so often and are so insidious and pervasive in Western society that they ve become normalised to the point we feel silly for being upset about instances others br [...]

    18. Peter Mcloughlin says:

      This book has a collection of some of the worse things women have to suffer on a daily basis I generally don t encounter this stuff in a first person context I have seen some of this happen to women at times I have heard things from women and I probably have engaged in some of the less nasty behaviors at times some I plead blundering ignorance for my mea culpa I am trying to be a better person btw The shit women have to go through when it is presented in such a raw manner is staggering From catc [...]

    19. Kirjavaras says:

      rimm isen vaikuttava lukukokemus, joka sai minut miettim n monia asioita uudella tavalla Seksismi on ongelma, jolle jokaisen on avattava silm ns nyt eik my hemmin Lis ajatuksia blogissa.

    20. Evelyn says:

      Like many, I first heard about Bates Everyday Sexism project via Twitter when the ShoutingBack hashtag was gaining momentum, and I thought it was a great idea to have an online platform where women can share their daily experiences of sexism I picked up the accompanying book, yet I had no idea of the emotional impact it was going to have on me.When I was 12 years old, my proudest moment was when I campaigned with a group of other girls in my year to force our headmaster to let us wear trousers i [...]

    21. Fatma says:

      THIS BOOK SO POWERFUL Everyday Sexism has been on my mind ever since I finished it It s been a little over a week since I read it and it has somehow managed to colour my everyday experiences in a way no other book this year has I want everyone to read this book, regardless of gender I want people to realize the lived realities of women I want people to realize that feminism is not just important, but also really freaking necessary When half the world is crying out and having their experiences no [...]

    22. Indah says:

      Everyone should read this Everyone It made me think in ways I hadn t before and feel blessed that I have not experienced much of what other women suffer through This book is essential in elaborating why we need feminism en gender equality It is a tough read, especially the entries from the Everyday Sexism project nearly made me cry But it is an essential read.So please Read this book.

    23. Chris says:

      Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley Recently, a friend posted an article to her Facebook The article was about how daughters devote time to caring for parents as opposed to sons My comment on her post was how was this news Because, who is supposed by that finding Outliers aside, most daughters already knew the truth of that statement In many ways, this is what the book is about If you haven t heard about the Everyday Sexism project, then you need to get your head out of the sand Bates started the proj [...]

    24. Lee says:

      Coming from a background in science I m well aware that women are basically the same as men, but with less penises.Obviously that s a gross simplification, there are many other differences women tend to be shorter, live longer, and are statistically likely to have a baby than a man is But these are all physiological differences What about the other differences And that s where things get slippery and slopey.I have a young cousin who is in her second year of primary school When looking for an ac [...]

    25. Strewdo ht says:

      I ended up finishing it in the end I thought I wouldn t because of my studies, but the last three or four chapters got me hooked tbh, I read them all in one day which I couldn t accomplish for the book club readalong for even one chapter XD For those who didn t know our book club, The Tunisian Bookies, chose this book as our August read to celebrate national women s day I think we couldn t have chosen better It has stories and experiences from thousands of women, how they struggled with sexism a [...]

    26. Kris - My Novelesque Life says:

      EVERYDAY SEXISMWritten by Laura Bates2014 384 PagesGenre nonfiction, social issues, gender After being sexually harassed on a public transport Laura Bates takes to Twitter with a new project called, Everyday Sexism Project As a journalist she starts to collect stories from other woman and realizes how big and problematic this issue is Bates had women in every country, class, culture etc telling their story of sexism The one underling issue behind this was that because women were sexually harasse [...]

    27. Ellen Gail says:

      Chloe approves.

    28. Ella says:

      Excellent Excellent I am blown away by this book s brilliance And I know that may sound cheesy, but this book deserves it Everyday Sexism made me feel so many things THERE ARE JUST SO MANY EMOTIONS But I am going to try and organise them in order to formulate a cohesive review Because everyone needs to know about this book, why it is so important, and why its message, and the reason for its existence, needs to be known by everyone.Women face sexism everyday Everyday And many may not even realise [...]

    29. Laura says:

      A highly insightful and intelligently written account by journalist Laura Bates, documenting women s experiences of everyday sexism from around the UK Initially beginning as an investigation via Twitter, the project soon expanded when Bates started receiving accounts from girls yet to reach secondary school right through to grandmothers Some extracts make for uncomfortable reading if the reader is new to this new era of feminism, however, that is in part what makes this project so captivating Yo [...]

    30. Petra says:

      Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates is probably one of the most hard hitting and important nonfiction books I have read this year It discusses sexual harassment, abuse, rape and sexism in general the way that makes me super angry even though sexism isn t unknown subject to me I think this book should be required reading material to everyone who thinks sexism and inequality doesn t exist For a person who is pretty well known with feminism, I find this book still important and hard hitting Laura Bates [...]

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