Video Snack: How social media brought 25,000 voices together to speak out against sexism
When Laura Bates started the Everyday Sexism Project over a year ago, she had “no idea” she’d receive so many entries; so many entries cataloging the groping, cat-calling, unwanted attention and insults women face every single day around the world, simply because they’re women.
The project seeks to bring together the voices of women that have been on the receiving end of this damaging behaviour, in a bid to reassure them that they’re not alone, and that it sure as hell isn’t okay. Through the project website and @EverydaySexism twitter account, Laura and her team have collected more than 25,000 stories from women, from the unpleasant to the outright horrendous. In this video, she explains how social media is acting as a driving force for feminism, and how she hopes sexism can be eroded tweet by tweet.