First Man Standing

We've collected some resources to help you find out more about sexism at universities and what can be done to tackle it.

Our statistics, talks and articles here are particularly student orientated, and you can find other more general resources on our main Resources page.

Below is a TED talk by Laura Bates, which is a great introduction into the problem of gender inequality at universities. Further resources can be found by clicking on the links in the side bar.

Laura Bates: Everyday Sexism

In this TED talk, Laura Bates confronts us with the realities of everyday sexism at UK universities. Quoting from eyewitness reports, she tells us shocking stories of women being expected to 'race to strip' as part of initiations; point scoring systems for sleeping with (especially virgin) freshers; and male freshers being forced to watch pornography. Moving from past problems to hopes for the future, Laura Bates reminds us that we can fight these sexist aspects of uni culture if we all stand together.