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Eight Times Australian Women Perfectly Shut Down Sexism

Ain't nobody got time for misogynists.

06/09/2016 7:37 AM AEST | Updated 06/09/2016 2:34 PM AEST
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Because it's 2016.

Despite the entire female population having to share this planet with men who disguise blatant sexism as "having a little fun" -- while also putting up with the persistent gender pay gap -- we do pretty well for ourselves.

Still, recent events like the Olympics where we saw the achievements of female athletes consistently downplayed and sexualised serves as a reminder that yes, this kind of misogynistic BS still happens.

Thankfully, there's a whole army of women, and men, who understand that despite it being 2016, sexism is still a valid problem.

1. Tara Moss gets to the core of sexism and proves it's pretty simple, really.

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2. Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard continues the fight for equal rights around the world. Here she is speaking at an International Women's Day conference earlier this year.

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3. Tracey Spicer broke down cricketer Chris Gayle's treatment of sports journalist Mel McLaughlin quite eloquently, reminding the world she was just doing her job.

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4. Caitlin Stasey speaks the truth.

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5. Thank you, Michelle Payne for the wise words you spoke literally minutes after making history last year, after becoming the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

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6. Michelle Bridges doesn't muck around when it comes to straight-talk. This nugget of wisdom came out of her latest appearance at a Business Chicks event.

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7. Following the sexism at the Olympics and treatment of women in sport generally, this tweet from superstar athlete Liz Cambage talking about the Women's National Basketball Association is everything.

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8. Jesinta Campbell gets real about the workplace discrimination that exists at all levels and in all industries.

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