Whereas all of us did our greatest to not be caught out by April Idiot’s gags on Saturday, the Girls’s Equality Occasion (WEP) has used the day to focus on actual info about sexism that are something however a joke.
Sophie Walker, chief of the WEP, defined: “This April Idiot’s Day, WE are calling out a few of the many unbelievable truths about gender inequality within the UK, utilizing the hashtag #NotAnAprilFools.
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“Final yr, for instance, 5,700 new circumstances of feminine genital mutilation have been reported within the UK, whereas 33% of 5-year-old women mentioned they wished to be thinner. That is so stunning it sounds unbelievable – however sadly it’s true.
“We’re utilizing April Idiot’s Day to make this level loud and clear.”
Comic and new Nice British Bake Off presenter Sandi Toksvig, who’s a co-founder of the WEP, helped kick issues off:
Many different girls rapidly joined in, sharing their tales of sexism on the hashtag #NotAnAprilFool…
When working in an IT store, a buyer requested to talk to a person as an alternative of me. Not my supervisor, or IT technician, “a person”. ? #notanaprilfools
— Claire (@clairewisener) April 1, 2017
Being sat on the head desk of a piece do in my 20’s as a result of the Chief Exec ‘wanted one thing fairly to take a look at’ #NotAnAprilFools
— Dionne Jones (@minxyjones) April 1, 2017
My first ever trainer informed my mum I used to be too bossy and they need to be fearful about me discovering a husband. I used to be 6. @WEP_UK #notanaprilfools
— Victoria Buchanan (@thwindowshopper) April 1, 2017
I took 2 weeks off work to present start, and was informed off for leaving early by a person who took 9 months off for his unhealthy again. #NotAnAprilFools
— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) April 1, 2017
As soon as informed by an editor: we will not make use of you, we have already got one feminine reporter on the workers #NotAnAprilFools
— Barbara Brewis (@BeejayBrewis) April 1, 2017
1st day at a brand new job aged 18. Sexually harassed by older male. Knowledgeable supervisor who informed me I should be a hassle maker #NotAnAprilFools
— Penny Colligan (@coldcuppas) April 1, 2017
In addition to stunning info…
Northern Irish girls pay into the NHS however haven’t got entry to free secure authorized abortions like the remainder of the UK #NotAnAprilFools
— London-Irish ARC (@LdnIrishARC) April 1, 2017
There are twice as many males named John who’re CEO’s than there are girls CEO’s. #NotAnAprilFools
— martha lane fox (@Marthalanefox) April 1, 2017