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Author Laura Bates talks everyday sexism with students at the Stephen Perse Foundation


By Gemma Gardner


Author and feminist campaigner Laura Bates answered questions on social media sharing and everyday sexism when she visited the Stephen Perse Foundation.

Author Laura Bates, (centre) at Stephen Perse Foundation 6th Form Centre, Shaftesbury Road with pupils from left Ash, Emma, James, Fran, and Olivia. Picture: Keith Heppell. (8049745)
Author Laura Bates, (centre) at Stephen Perse Foundation 6th Form Centre, Shaftesbury Road with pupils from left Ash, Emma, James, Fran, and Olivia. Picture: Keith Heppell. (8049745)

Laura set up The Everyday Sexism Project in 2012, and has subsequently published several books. Her latest, The Burning, is based on real experiences of teenage girls and looks at the consequences when images are shared on social media without consent.

Laura was interviewed by a panel of sixth form students, who have read the book, researched clips for an event trailer used to promote the event, and worked on questions to ask today about issues relating to social media sharing, feminism and everyday sexism in schools.

Emma, one of the students on the interview panel, said: “Student debate and involvement is central to the ethos of the Stephen Perse Foundation. Exploring issues including social media sharing, everyday sexism and feminism offer great opportunities for us as students to question and broaden our opinions and thinking on how as communities we deal with these issues."



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