Mount Kelly Lecture | Laura Bates

Posted: 21st September 2023

Laura And Head Pupils

Mount Kelly was delighted to welcome Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and author, to speak to pupils in Years 7 to 13 on Tuesday afternoon.

Laura set up the Everyday Sexism Project – an ever-increasing collection of over 200,000 testimonies of global gender inequality – in 2012, and works closely with politicians, businesses, schools, police forces and organisations from the Council of Europe to the United Nations to tackle gender inequality. Her campaign work alongside other activists has included persuading Facebook to change its policies on rape and domestic abuse content, putting sexual consent and healthy relationships on the school curriculum and improving the way in which the British Transport Police respond to incidents of sexual violence.

Laura gave an incredibly thought-provoking lecture about sexism and gender stereotypes, and provided pupils with some useful tools to challenge the way in which they deal with these important issues in the future.

Tutors have followed up Laura’s lecture with group discussions surrounding the topics and issues raised.

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