EverydaysexismProject: A Suggestion

From: Eye is Bloke <eyeisbloke@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 10:09 PM
Subject: Everydaysexism
To: laura@everydaysexism.com

Laura,

I wrote to you last month to enquire about the everydaysexismprojects’s policy on including examples of sexism experienced by men. I appreciate that you will be busy but was disappointed not to have received a reply.

Emer (O’Toole) was kind enough to advise that apparently the project did previously feature submissions from men but this appears to no longer be the case. I have been following the project’s twitter feed for a number of months now and have not spotted one example of sexism experienced by men. Last week I even submitted a number of fairly obvious examples myself, none of which were featured.

Clearly it is the prerogative of yourself and everyone else involved with the project to establish your own criteria and priorities. That said, I was personally disappointed to learn about your team’s current approach. By saying this I’m not attempting to detract from the positive work the project has clearly undertaken to highlight sexism experienced by women, quite the opposite in fact. It is my belief that sexism is sexism and that the most effective way of challenging it is to do so collectively.

Given the size of audience your project has engaged on the subject of sexism, I believe that it would be a positive action to feature contributions from men and by doing so help to promote something that is so very often overlooked and increasingly ridiculed.

Yours,

EiB

 

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