Everyday Sexism Project

Street Harassment Isn't 'Deplorable' Behaviour, and It Isn't the Fault of Everyday Sexism Project

Louise Pennington | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

he Everyday Sexism Project isn't archiving examples of men saying hello to random women. They are collecting and sharing women's stories of street harassment and low-level forms of sexual assault and violence. Foster seems to have misunderstood the difference between asking a woman on a date and sexual harassment.

Social Media Bolsters Feminism, Not Derails It

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Tech
Victoria Sadler

Social media may seem to be a bit of a double-edged sword - there's always the risk of abuse towards women who speak out. But social media has brought life to feminism and I hope women continue to embrace it. It's the way forward, in spite of its challenges.

Dear David... An Open Letter to the Editor of the Sun

Laura Bates | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Bates

"I once worked in a company where I was the only female on a floor of men. They would look me up and down, laughing. They would bring in The Sun, put it on my desk open at Page 3 and ask if I looked like the topless woman pictured."

David Dinsmore, You're Selling Papers but You're Selling Women Short

Jo Cheetham | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Cheetham

Do the maths, David. You are selling papers, but you are selling women short. Your newspaper churns out an endless stream of words and images that reduce women to a series of trussed-up body parts, printed on the page for men to mock or to masturbate over, before throwing them away.

An Open Letter to David Dinsmore on the First Birthday of No More Page 3

Stephanie Davies-Arai | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Davies-Arai

For 43 years you have bullied women. You have served up bare-breasted young women daily for the sexual titillation and arousal of your male readership. You have belittled and dehumanised one half of the population to entertain the other half. And even worse, you have sold it as liberation and empowerment for women.

Faceless Monsters: Rape in the Papers

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Lindsell

We don't hear about perpetrators. Headlines always read "Woman raped in Hartlepool", "Study shows 24% students victims of abuse". Unless perpetrators are famous or politically sensitive then reporting is passive...this gives the impression rape 'just happens', ruins lives like a fair-weather thunderbolt.

Dear The Sun (Do Men Like Me Naked?)

Jo Cheetham | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Cheetham

Or maybe it's because, actually, a woman's opinion of her own body is nowhere near as important as the judgement of strangers (particularly men). Maybe that's why you chose to call the online version of the article 'Do men like you naked?'

The Good Club Guide

Judi Sutherland | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Judi Sutherland

Other examples are written by women whose breasts were grabbed, or who found that hands had crept up their skirts to fondle their genitals. Let's be clear. Groping of this sort is not normal behaviour. It is the criminal act of sexual assault.

Handmaidens, Feminism and Reclaiming the Internet

Louise Pennington | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

I care about making spaces safe online for women so, whilst I will never support the policies of Dorries and Mensch, I do think we need to stop belittling and denigrating them. It is possible to criticise their policies without making it personal and supporting the patriarchy in silencing women. That is what we do when we fall into denigrating women. We are effectively helping to silence other women's voices. Instead, we need to reclaim the Internet and make it the most subversive weapon we have against the patriarchy.