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INSIGHTS Revisited: Everyday sexism by Laura Bates

Laura Bates, Author and founder of the Everyday Sexism Project

Date/Time: Tuesday 7 July 2020, 17:30 - 18:30

In 2015 Laura Bates came to Newcastle University to deliver her lecture on Everyday Sexism.

Laura Bates has collected over 80,000 testimonies of gender inequality through the Everday Sexism Project. In this talk, she will discuss the origins of the project, and its initial aim to expose the 'invisible' problem of sexism.

She charts the shocking findings the project has uncovered, from 'lad culture' in education to workplace discrimination and sexual abuse, including the revealing testimonies submitted by young people. And looks at the ways in which the different types of inequality submitted to the project are closely interrelated, the links between different forms of discrimination and the entries submitted by men.

The lecture reveals the sometimes shocking responses Laura has received since launching the project, including waves of vitriolic online abuse. She discusses concrete ongoing work with schools, universities, police forces and politicians, describe how we can all be involved in the fight against sexism and explain why there is hope for the future.

Join us on Tuesday 7 July to watch the lecture with fellow audience members and take part in the conversation online.