There is a culture of sexism and misogyny, with one in five UK women “having suffered online abuse or harassment” (Amnesty, 2017). A report in 2016 found that in the workplace, “32% of women have been subject to unwelcome jokes of a sexual nature” and “28% women have been subject to comments of a sexual nature about their body or clothes” (TUC, 2016).
The Everyday Sexism Project was founded by Laura Bates in 2012 to highlight “that sexism exists in abundance in the UK workplace” (The Everyday Sexism Project, 2021). Using Twitter, individuals are encouraged to share their experiences by sharing sexist comments, interactions, and inequalities. By sharing the comments, it highlights what women experience on a daily basis.
In response to secondary and primary research, I created typographic stencils in hand-drawn type of the things said to individuals identifying as female - or the impact of sexism experienced within the workplace.
I used a mix of screen printing inks and acrylic paint to create visuals from the hand-cut stencils. The hand-drawn nature of the type and the imperfections of the printing methods represent the personal nature of the comments.