Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

@EverydaySexism Twitter feed

Following on from yesterday's post about quantifying the impact of subtle (and not-so-subtle) sexism on underrepresented groups, a relevant Twitter feed has come to my attention which demonstrates the scale and scope of the problem like no study possibly could. @EverydaySexism allows people to post their experiences, and, while there is always a risk of these things getting off-kilter, some of the posts just couldn't be made up. So, do you recognise any of these posters' experiences? Have you yourself said some of them, and didn't realise the effect you had on the recipient? It is only by getting these experiences out in the open that a sensible discussion can be had, and ultimately real change be made.

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