It can happen at work, on the street or at home – even by the people who love us. Everyday sexism might be hard to pin down, but it’s pervasive and creates an additional layer of stress for women.
A new campaign targeting sexual assault on public transport is a positive development in some respects, but is unlikely to generate substantive, longer-term change.
Harassment can cause severe and lasting harm.
New research shows young women experience street harassment about once every two days.
Most Australian women (87%) have experienced some form of street harassment, whether it’s whistles, stares, unwanted comments or being followed by strangers in the street – often before the age of 18.