Writer Laura Bates founded the Everyday Sexism Project in 2012 in an effort to “talk about sexism, equality and women’s rights in a modern society that perceives itself to have achieved gender equality.” Through Twitter (@EverydaySexism) and her website, she collected accounts of sexism experienced casually, often on a regular basis, from women around the world. Her book, Everyday Sexism, reveals how sexism has become normalized and argues that women shouldn’t tolerate it.
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