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BetterPod: Laura Bates fights institutional misogyny and everyday sexism

On this week’s BetterPod, Laura Bates exposes the ways that women are blamed for the violence and oppression inflicted upon us.

Laura Bates is the founder of the revolutionary Everyday Sexism Project. For the last decade, the website has provided a space for women to speak up about their experiences of sexism.

Bates’ latest book, Fix the System, Not the Women exposes the ways that women are blamed for the violence and oppression inflicted upon us.

Why did she walk home alone at night? Why is she not doing enough to secure her place at the table? Why haven’t women overcome all the odds stacked against us?

Bates tells Laura Kelly and Eliza Pitkin that this blame game has distracted us from the real problem: the failings and biases of a society that was just not built for women. In this edition of BetterPod she discusses the solutions that already exist to make the future better for women – if only they’d be enacted.

BetterPod is brought to you by The Big Issue’s Future Generations team. Through the Future Generations team, we offer a platform for exciting young journalists from underrepresented backgrounds to address the biggest issues facing us today.

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