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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2014-06-30-21-50-09

Today I posted on facebook about how I think its wrong that Hobby Lobbys owner feels its ok to deny a woman Contraceptives under their insurance plan. I am now getting called a femi-nazi.

2014-06-30-20-06-16

I work at a local Habitat for Humanity chapter. I was on the phone with our construction manager, and he said "You got it, Baby" as he ended the conversation. I wouldn't even let my significant other say something like that to me.

2014-06-30-15-55-42

Everyday before school our principal stands before the school with a ruler and measures all the girls' shirts, shorts, and and sleeve lengths. It is extremely humiliating and though the dress code applies to both girls and boys, the boys, even when obviously breaking the dress code, are never questioned. When I asked why we even had a dress code, the teachers told me it was so that the girls do not distract the boys. I am 13.

2014-06-30-15-22-52

About a year ago, I was at a concert with my boyfriend. While dancing around and enjoying the music a guy walked by and grabbed my butt. It scared me because my boyfriend wouldn't do that and it actually hurt. I turned around with my hand swinging, ready to slap the taste out of someone's mouth but he had slithered too far away. At this point my boyfriend is just realizing something happened. I told him what had happened, half expecting him to help me go find the guy that did it and we could both tell him what's what.

But he told me not to worry about it and not to make a scene. This is a man who treats me equally and has never done anything to intentionally hurt me, but he allowed another man to get away with grabbing me.

2014-06-30-12-14-17

i am a 14 year old female cadet in the australian air league. the air league regularly holds flying camps, but only the boy squadrons (yes, split from the females) may attend these camps. i want to be a pilot when i am older and i am disgusted and disappointed that only male cadets can get this flying experience on specialised camps. it makes me so sad that i cannot join in and do what i love just because i am a female :( i have a love for aviation and once went into a cockpit of an airliner after a flight. i was talking to the pilot, telling him how someday i would love to be like him, a captain of an airliner, and he said to me "if girls were meant to fly, the sky would be pink!"

2014-06-30-02-54-27

This happened to me two years ago, I was a new graduate from college interviewing for my first teaching job. I was ecstatic to finally receive the job after completing the second interview with the superintendent after interviewing with the principal and assistant principal for the first interview. After accepting the job offer, the principal gave me a tour of the of the school and where I would be teaching where he said that he felt I was really "the best candidate for the job" because I was one of his top two candidates he sent to do the second interview with the superintendent. He then proceeded to explain he felt I was the better candidate of the two not due to my stellar recommendation letters or grade point average graduating from college summa cum laude, but the other candidate was a young unmarried mother, a fact that she had not revealed in her first interview but had in her second, and the principal and the superintendent felt she would not have the time and dedication to fully devote herself to task of being a first year teacher like I would as a childless and unmarried woman. It was a kick in the face that this was what made me the "more qualified" candidate. I felt all of my other qualifications had been belittled and tossed aside and also extremely upset for the young woman who had lost the job to me. In a not entirely unexpected twist, the principal was quietly "asked to resign" 8 months later for saying something to a high school senior he never should have said. It was a shocking blow to me concerning everyday sexism and how subtly is is perpetrated in our society.