10 Of Your Thoughts About Sexism

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.


From From The Message Boards: How To Deal With Sexist Guys In Class

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From This School Dance Dress Code Is Sexist–And Tough To Follow!

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From This School Dance Dress Code Is Sexist–And Tough To Follow!

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From This School Dance Dress Code Is Sexist–And Tough To Follow!

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From This University Of Arizona Student Thinks Women Deserve Rape

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From 25 Reasons I Need Feminism

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From This School Dance Dress Code Is Sexist–And Tough To Follow!

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From Help – My BF’s Dad Caught Us Having Sex! Now What?!

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From From The Message Boards: What Do You Think About The World ‘Slut’?

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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!

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  • Gicelle

    To me, being called stupid or weak because I’m a girl is just stupid, it’s like if you called me a brunette. I’m NOT a brunnete. so wtf?

  • Popcorn

    “But you’re never asking for it. Whether you’re wearing a revealing dress . . . you deserve to be respected, no matter what.”

    I completely agree that no one deserves to be raped and that you’re not asking for it. But, isn’t it a little hard to respect someone who, on purpose, leaves half her boobs hanging out of her top/dress?

    • Gicelle

      Well, just because you disrespect someone doesn’t mean you have to rape them.

  • Rose

    Both ways! We have to stop think of males as dogs only with eyes for our body and sex in order for them to stop being that way. Stop hiding from them…stop being so protective against them! Also we need to stop thinking we are the only ones with problems…

    It’s not fair to expect them to back off when we get special privileges that they don’t(especally if they still pay for it) but when it’s male exclusive we complain and are ready to throw dynamite at everything in our way..

    If we want equality, we have to let males have their fair share too girls

    Like we don’t accept racism towards either side we cant accept sexism whether towards male or female