The Everyday Sexism Project exists to catalogue instances of sexism experienced by women on a day to day basis. They might be serious or minor, outrageously offensive or so niggling and normalised that you don’t even feel able to protest. Say as much or as little as you like, use your real name or a pseudonym – it’s up to you. By sharing your story you’re showing the world that sexism does exist, it is faced by women everyday and it is a valid problem to discuss.

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2014-04-23-21-43-50

at track and field today our coach was teaching us javelin. after teaching everyone (boys and girls, its a co-ed team) how to throw, he set cones up and said "okay girls this is where you've gotta get it to" and proceeded to walk about 4 metres farther, set down more cones and say "boys this is how far you've gotta throw it". it bothered me so much, im horrible at javelin in the first place but that has absolutely NOTHING to do with the fact that i'm female

2014-04-23-20-10-19

There are various instances where I have felt objectified.
1.) in the professional realm of the world i have often been looked at as having the position i have due to "being pretty". I have had people comment about my appearance over my intelligence on various occasions regarding job interviews or any other professional encounters.
2.) I cannot walk down the street dressed in ANY sort of clothing, whether sweat pants or shorts and feel comfortable anymore. I have a constant disgust inside and slight fear that someone will yell something out to me, or try and approach me. I find it sad that a woman cannot walk down the street without having to think about all of her surroundings and the awkward stares or cat calls.
3.) Taking public transport of any sort results in people attempting to make conversation with you, of course this is completely fine..until it is always brought back to "do you have a boyfriend" or "what are you doing tonight" or they end up somehow invading your personal space.
4.) Telling people off for objectifying you in public or on the internet always leads to "you're so vain, why do you think people are always trying to compliment you" and "get over yourself" this is unacceptable. Asking to be left alone and not appreciating unwated sexual comments does not make someone vain.

2014-04-23-04-47-22

There is a Crest toothpaste TV commercial. A woman staring at a random guy, and her voice goes: "he could be the one, the father of your children... but first you have to get him to say hello". Since the woman is not allowed to speak, she can only smile at the guy and hope her blinding smile will make him notice her.

Luckily I'm not the only one annoyed by this commercial. http://screaminginallcaps.com/2013/07/08/unlike-the-women-in-crests-commercial-i-can-use-my-words/

2014-04-22-23-27-12

I was standing with my dog outside of the library, when a man behind me carrying a box, says "Would you be a sweetheart and open the door for me?"
I said that I wouldn't be a sweetheart, but I would gladly open the door to help him, so I did.

2014-04-22-01-04-02

A couple of days ago, I was waiting for the bus alone. Some boys a year younger than me drove slowly by, and rolled down the window to yell "CUNT", and proceed to laugh and drive off. I was obsessed about finding them and penalizing them until someone told me that it was no big deal and to brush it off. That someone was my mother. I'm too scared to go on the bus again by myself. I don't know what to do.

2014-04-16-02-14-05

According to my boyfriend, when I'm upset, it's because of my mood swings, not because he did something wrong.