We talk about sexism a lot here at Gurl because it is something that we’re going to encounter throughout our lives. Oh, sexism; let me count the many ways that you mess everything up. Sexism has an impact on your paycheck, your status in just about every industry and field and your safety. Street harassment is a huge problem for many women on a regular basis. The other day Beyonce’s butt was slapped by a male fan in the middle of her performance. Facebook didn’t consider a meme supporting rape to be offensive. Only four women have ever been nominated for Best Director by the Academy awards and only one has one. And we all know that women are judged far worse than men for their manner of dress and sexual history. Honestly, I could go on and on about how sexism manifests in our society, but I should probably watch my blood pressure.
You always have a lot to say about sexism and gender inequality, so this week we decided to highlight a few of your comment about it. From slut shaming to school dress codes, here’s what you had to say.
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Do you have a story to share about a sexist situation you’ve been in? Do you think that sexism “works both ways” or is it primarily a woman’s struggle? Tell us in the comments!