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As sad as it is, I'm still getting cat calls on the streets and harassed by men for the way I look and because I'm a woman. I'm proud to be a feminist and I believe that we deserve equal rights and a right to feel safe and respected all of the time.
Contributed by Colleen Koval
From childhood and on, girls are implicitly discouraged from pursuing rigorous science/math related careers. Every little thing we say matters. Being a girl interested in engineering myself, I've faced this problem before.
Contributed by Le Hoang
When the typical gender roles we are all accustomed to experiencing are flipped, the harsh reality that women in today's world are still discriminated against, objectified, and mistreated is made apparent. Small everyday injustices are seen for what they are-- a prolonged attack on women as an entire group.
Contributed by Jacob Wyatt Browning
Generally we view sexism as discriminatory acts against women, but there is discrimination against men as well. To add an example to the one above, if a woman dresses in mens clothing most people won't care or even notice; however, if a man dresses in womens clothing many people will stare, become uncomfortable, or even harass him.
Contributed by Kersten Schatz
Couldn't decide whether to post this under "comics" "sexism" or "just plain stupid." Being that the latter is not available, we'll settle for sexism. Gail Simone is a celebrated comics writer. There aren't a lot of females in the biz, and she's made her mark, creating award winning series and crafting stories about female characters that aren't cringe-worthy with their stupidity or blatant over-sexed male fantasies. In fact, she coined a term called "Women in Refrigerators", which refers to an issue of a Green Lantern comic book when his girlfriend is brutally murdered and stuffed in a fridge. And she was fired. Very bad move on DC's part, and comics consumers (and heck, anyone who plays a video game, watches a movie or reads a book) needs to be conscious of the content they're consuming and how it affects the world. Women are half of this world, let's not be treated as an afterthought.
Contributed by Bridget LaMonica