This week, AWAVA has been following reports on sexism. We have been following reports on why a focus on women politicians’ appearance fuels sexism; why women’s looks still count and how “”praising women’s looks is not necessarily a compliment but a reminder that they are not quite on the same level as men, whose worth is measured primarily by what they do””;  and how gender inequality manifests itself in a myriad of ways: “”think of the sexist jokes passed off as humour, the rape apology sites on Facebook, the disparate numbers of men in positions of power“”.

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