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Laura Bates

Laura Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, a collection of over 10,000 women's daily experiences of gender inequality. She is also contributor at Women Under Siege, a New York-based project working to combat the use of sexualised violence as a tool of war. She has written for the Independent, the Huffington Post, Grazia, the Women's Media Center and JUMP! magazine for girls.

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The Everyday Sexism Project, which was founded by Laura Bates, has collected 50,000 entries

Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories

Laura Bates describes how a project she launched two years ago has struck a chord with women around the world

The day the Everyday Sexism Project won - and Facebook changed its image

The social network had buried its head in the sand on gender violence and '#FBrape' until my campaign

The anonymity provided by the sites has made them a hotbed for sexual pressure, bullying and abuse

Next generation of social media 'exposing girls to sexual abuse'

Increasingly popular 'question and answer' websites accused of exploiting children

Long after Jimmy Savile, our society normalises sexual assault and shames victims into silence

That women 'ask for it' and victims should 'be responsible for avoiding assault', are recurring themes in the stories sent to our writer's Everyday Sexism blog

The protests sparked by gang-rape in India aren't the beginning and they won't be the end

From rape and assault to catcalls and street harassment, women around the world are taking a stand against gender prejudice.

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2012: the year when it became okay to blame victims of sexual assault

The myth that women can be held responsible for men’s sex crimes has returned,  writes Laura Bates

A letter to Santa from all women

We don't want material things this Christmas, just equality and respect.

FHM, Virgin and Zoo Australia: The 12 Days of Misogyny

Think sexist advertising isn't a big deal? Think again.

Art imitating life: How sexism in video games mirrors real-life gender imbalance

Want to play as a female character? Choose the vulnerable victim, or the sexy, disproportioned vixen.

Sites like Uni Lad only act to support our everyday rape culture

Rape jokes only make fun of victims who have trouble being believed in the first place - it's not 'banter', it's offensive.

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