Have you been told you're too aggressive? Too sensitive, too blunt, too passionate, too emotional?
Everyday sexism and gender inequality shapes the lives of women and girls in Australia. In Australia, 8 out of 10 women aged 18 to 24 were harassed on the street in the past year. Young women (18-24 years) experience significantly higher rates of physical and sexual violence than women in older age groups. On average, at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner, 1 in 3 women has experienced physical violence since the age of 15 and 1 in 5 women has experienced sexual violence.* Source: Our Watch.
We spoke to four women - Sasha Sarago, Matilda Ridgway, Nabila Farhat and Sonya Krzywoszyja - about their experiences as women growing up and living in Australia. They shared stories of everyday sexism, the hypocritical labels they've faced, and how they're speaking up and out against it, despite the backlash.
Watch their individual interviews here: