Everyday Sexism

416p. ebook available. St. Martin's/Thomas Dunne. Apr. 2016. Tr $25.99. ISBN 9781250067937. pap. $16.99. ISBN 9781250100184.
Collecting thousands of tales from women (and men) of abuse, catcalling, and sexism through social media, Bates has updated the 2015 British edition of this book to include more information about women in politics, on campus, and in the media. Each of the 12 chapters begins with two pages of eye-opening vital statistics, along with tweets from those who have experienced sexism. While some of the Briticisms may puzzle American teens, the global scope of the examples will inspire teens to speak up and change the world. A multitude of campaigns (It's on Us, Know Your IX, #YesAllWomen, Ready To Run) and organizations (Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, Equality Now, National Organization for Men Against Sexism) are discussed throughout and are listed in the resources section in the appendix. Students can visit the Everyday Sexism Project's website and follow it on Tumblr and Twitter. Pair with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists or any book from the Amelia Bloomer list.
VERDICT A must-have for high school libraries to fill their social justice and feminism collections.

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