I want to use today’s blog as an opportunity to promo a really cool project. Many of you may have heard of Everyday Sexism already, but read on even if you have, it’s about to become a whole lot more relevant.
Everyday Sexism is a great project which aims to provide a platform upon which women can share their experiences of (as the name suggests) everyday sexism. As the project says of itself…
‘In this ‘liberal’, ‘modern’ age, to complain about everyday sexism or suggest that you are unhappy about the way in which women are portrayed and perceived renders you likely to be labelled ‘uptight’, ‘prudish’, a ‘militant feminist’, or a ‘bra burner’.’
I could write more but it would be more interesting for you to watch this video…
The UK page has become massively popular and the UK twitter page now has just under 100,000 followers. A Twitter page exists for New Zealand but it hasn’t been a big focus up until now as it’s been being run out of the UK (time difference etc). A New Zealand woman (who would prefer anonymity for now) has recently stepped up to manage the account and is energised and excited to create a local platform. This is a great chance to really get this account humming. So. Here’s what you do.
1- Follow @NZSexism on Twitter.
2- Share your experiences of everyday sexism in Aotearoa (Optional! Only if you’re comfortable).
3-Share what you’ve seen elsewhere-in the news, on the street, at work, on TV, on the radio wherever, whenever.
4- #FF the account (or tell your followers about it any other day of the week too!).
5- Use the #NZSexism hashtag when talking about incidences of sexism.
Twitter is such a strong tool for documenting and sharing issues like this, lets make the most of it!
LadyMac will be joining The Daily Blog as a regular blogger next month.