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Laura Bates on Sexism

Laura Bates on Sexism

By Gemma Styles

Welcome back to Series 3 of Good Influence!

This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. 


This week we're talking about sexism; daily examples of sexism, how those link together, and link to other forms of discrimination on the systems we have to tackle to make change.

This episode does feature issues on language related to gender discrimination as well as serious sexual and physical violence. Please listen with care and put your mental health first.

Laura Bates is an author, journalist and is founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, which launched in 2012 and now consists of hundreds of thousands of reader submitted stories of gender inequality. Laura is also a contributor to Women Under Siege, an organisation working to combat sexual violence in war and conflict zones around the world. Her published books include titles such as Everyday Sexism, Men Who Hate Women, and her latest release, Fix the System Not the Women, which lays out patterns of systemic misogyny and debunks the myth that acts of violence towards women are ever just isolated incidents.

If you want to learn more, here's where to find Laura and her recommendations: 

Instagram: @laura_bates__


Something to read: Rage Becomes Her - Soraya Chemaly

Something to watch: Unbelievable on Netflix 

Something to listen to: Women Resisting Violence Podcast, Ep 3 'Step Up Migrant Women'


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