Sexist remarks—words designed to belittle, control, embarrass, or hurt. They are used to stop conversations, put women down, and maintain power. We hear them at neighborhood barbecues, work, and family reunions.
It’s time for change, and we believe that change begins in small ways during everyday conversations. We created this website to encourage you to take action—by responding to sexist remarks whenever possible and appropriate—and to share what works so that we can end the use of sexist remarks in the future.
This site has two types of content:
- Tools you can use right now to start addressing sexist remarks.
- Background information on why responding to sexist remarks matters, the issues you need to think about in preparing to do so, and what’s worked in the real world.
We operated this site as a blog from November 2008 through May 2011. As a result, some of the links here will take you to our previous blog posts.
Get involved today. Start now with the Top Five Things You Can Do To Prevent Sexist Remarks. Together we can make a difference.