Have you ever been cat called, slut-shamed, or experienced sexism disguised as ‘banter’ before or in University? Have you ever been the perpetrator or witnessed this kind of behaviour? The answer is probably yes to at least one of those questions, which makes sexism on campus one of the most common issues effecting students in the past and today.
This is why today, Thursday 5th October, the University of Liverpool’s Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology are hosting a talk in the Eleanor Rathbone building, regarding sexism on campus.
The event features three highly-distinguished guest speakers: Laura Bates (author of Everyday Sexism and Guardian contributor), Dr Vanita Sundaram (University of York, co-author of a pioneering report on ‘lad cultures’ in higher education) and Stuart Taylor (Liverpool John Moores University, co-author of an important new study of sexual violence and attitudes towards consent among students).
The talk is free and set to be held 6-8pm, but there is currently a waiting list for tickets which you can find here. However, if you miss out, The Sphinx will be reviewing the event tomorrow!
Click here for the University of Liverpool’s Support Service, a range of internal and external services are available for anyone who is or has been a victim of sexual assault or harassment.