Originally published: 04.12.14
I like to think I’m a pretty fast reader. I always have a couple of books on the go; one paperback, for home, and one e-book, for the commute. I also like to think I’m a committed campaigner for equality for the sexes, with an admittedly biased focus on women. So when it comes to the bestseller ‘Everyday Sexism’ by super-campaigner and writer Laura Bates you’d think I’d zoom through it, right? Wrong.
Every time I pick it up I get about three pages further, then get gripped by a strange sexism-induced lethargy. I just get so down reading about the all-pervasive misogyny in society, I can’t cope. Sometimes the same thing happens to me writing this blog. I think to myself, can I stand writing about yet another example of women being attacked, discriminated against, quietly but persistently being kept down in society?
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