This week a post on BuzzFeed detailing eight journalists' experiences of everyday sexism went viral, with many commenters expressing their shock at the level of misogyny and discrimination women still face in 2014. Unfortunately this phenomenon is in no way limited to journalism. Here are 10 stories sent in to the Everyday Sexism project.
I'm an airline captain. I don't even notice all of the everyday sexism any more. It occasionally gets pointed out to me by my first officer and I have to tell them it happens all the time. Passengers think I'm cabin crew, engineers I talk to ask if I've told the captain yet, dispatchers invariably talk to my (usually male) first officer before he directs them in my direction. When passengers on the airbridge can see into the cockpit they actually point and stare at me – it's exhausting. There isn't a tremendous amount I can do to counter it, apart from having a sense of humour about it and being bloody good at my job.