Modern sexism is subtle. It exists in the passing comments and rolling eyes of those who believe we’ve already achieved equality. It manifests itself in the belief that the battle is won; that modern feminists are just whining now; or, more cynically, the belief that feminism is now attempting to gain an unfair advantage or prove women’s superiority over men.
Modern sexism is different from traditional sexism in that it can only come into appearance when we reflect on ourselves and what has been presented to us as the norm, the justified, the progress, the now. It can only be seen, and therefore changed, when we reflect on the authority of the voices that inform the status quo, when we reflect on who hears us when we speak, and who we ought to start listening to.