Sexist hate speech builds on narratives reaffirming gender stereotypes. Many of them are so common that hate speech becomes trivialised, a simple joke, not realising they justify gender discrimination and sexism. Female
journalist, politicians and celebrities targeted by hate speech most often receive threats of sexual violence. It has a chilling effect on other women. Girls hesitate to express themselves freely online, seeing what
happens to other that do. 8 March is the moment to stand for gender equality and human rights for all! Participate in the Selfie Chain (Re)action and the Thunderclap. Label Sexist Hate Speech online making visible the extent of the problem. Raise awareness, through Education about gender equality,
or organise a thematic film night. Go online for more actions and information.
Join the Action Day, countering Sexist Hate Speech is a shared responsibility!