The Everyday Sexism Project started as a website in which people could submit anonymously any harassment, niggles or worries they had experienced – these stories shook the world. So Laura Bates created a book of her facts, statistics and collected stories from every nation.
This is one of those books everyone needs to read. My friend Hannah (BookNookandCranny) lent me this enlightening emotional adventure of a book. I can’t believe I’d never heard of it before! After finishing it, I lent it to my boyfriend. For him to read about those everyday fears and struggles would mean that he could understand me in a different way – as well understanding what is sexist, so if he worries about anything, he doesn’t repress or dismiss it.
One of the most important things I read in Everyday Sexism is that groping, harassment, catcalling etc. is not normal. Our society, unfortunately, deals with it. We shouldn’t have to deal with it.
If you want to check out all of the entries, they’re all on the Everyday Sexism Project website, I would highly recommend reading. Trigger warnings.