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16/04/2014 at 12:33
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16/04/2014 at 12:40
I am often very vocal about sexism. I'm not someone who actively protests or raises awareness but I'm open in my social circles about how much sexism I think we still see and how wrong it is. My feeling is that there is a lot of underlying sexism that we have become desensitised to. It's going on but we're not outraged because a) it's less than it was b) we're used to it.
I think the sexism is RAMPANT! I also know lots of folk wouldn't agree with me on that. But it surprised me that we were held up as being so much worse than other countries. Surely it can't mean ALL other countries. I know we have some very civilised neighbours in Scandinavia who put us to shame in all manner of societal aspects, but if you look at so-called 'honour killings' in Muslim countries, or the lack of girls being permitted an education, even, in India, it seems odd that the UK should rank so poorly.
20/04/2014 at 13:54
I have to admit I was quite shocked by the headlines generated by the report - on a global relative scale I don't understand it! when compared to countries where women cannot drive (Saudi), only 20% of school kids are female (Afghanistan) etc
I need to read the actual report and the context of it - was it based just on Europe? Was it more everyday sexism rather than blatant sex discrimination, all-around general misogyny?
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