'If Caitlin Moran's How To Be A Womanis the fun-filled manual for female survival in the 21st century, everyday sexism is its more politicised sister' (Independent on Sunday).
After experiencing a series of escalating sexist incidents, Laura Bates started theeveryday sexism projectand has gone on to write 'a pioneering analysis of modern day misogyny' (Telegraph).
After an astounding response from the wide range of stories that came pouring in from all over the world, the project quickly became one of the biggest social media success stories of the internet.
From being harassed and wolf-whistled at on the street, to discrimination in the workplace and serious sexual assault, it is clear that sexism had become normalised. But Bates inspires women to lead a real change and writes this 'extremely powerful book that could, and should, win hearts and minds right across the spectrum' (Financial Times).
Often shocking, sometimes amusing and always poignant, everyday sexism is a protest against inequality and a manifesto for change. It's 'a game-changing book, a must-read for every woman' (Cosmopolitan).
'Admirable and culturally transferable. "A storm is coming," writes Bates. After reading this book you'll hope so' (Independent).Welcome to the fourth wave of feminism.
Sexism as it exists today in Western culture is a normal, everyday experience in the lives of women, according to Bates. She knows this from personal experience as well as from the thousands of women who have shared their experiences through the Everyday Sexism Project, a website founded by the author and dedicated to cataloguing instances of sexism. With pages of facts, well-reasoned and detailed arguments, and an expanding supply of painful stories of women and girls told in their own words, Bates shines an unrelenting light on sexist acts of oppression, laying in stark detail and clear language how sexism causes problems for women in every area of their lives, from girlhood to education to their working years. The argument she builds is inescapable: sexism affects everyone, with damaging consequences not just to women but to all people and to society as a whole, and no one could read this book and fail to be moved.
This book is essential reading.
It was heartbreaking, shocking and honest.
Sadly relatable to so many women.
Challenging and Important
Read this book to both challenge what you think you know and to see what is unseen due to its pervasive nature. Read the book to see if you are part of the problem or part of the solution.