Earlier today, the Everyday Sexism Project started a conversation about different kinds of subtle sexism that people experience on a regular basis.
Laura Bates, a freelance journalist and the founder of the London-based organization, said that she wanted to mark the important milestone "with a concerted effort to raise awareness of the problem internationally."
"I started [the Everyday Sexism Project] after experiencing several incidents in a short space of time — being followed home by a man propositioning me and refusing to take no for an answer, being aggressively sexually harassed in public, and being groped on the bus," the 28-year-old told BuzzFeed.
Bates felt shocked when she realized that if the incidents had been spread out, she wouldn't have thought twice about them.
"It forced me to realize how much I had become accustomed to simply putting up with just because it was part of 'being a woman,'" she said.
Here are some examples of everyday sexism that women shared on Twitter:
When "being a girl" is used as an insult.
When people only acknowledge you through another male.
When sexual harassment is *your* fault.
When it's automatically assumed you want to get married and have kids.
When even your career is cause for criticism.
And when people make wrong assumptions based on stereotypes.
Three years after launching, Bates' project has collected over 100,000 entries from women who've shared their stories from all over the world.
"I really hope these stories will help to open people's eyes to the harassment, discrimination and assault women and girls are still living with on a daily basis ... and I really hope it will help people to reconsider and question the normalized sexism we are all so used to because it is so ingrained," Bates explained.
She added, "We all have a moment when this sort of thing crosses our paths and we have a choice whether to keep our heads down or to stand up and challenge it. I'm hoping that seeing these tweets might be the catalyst some people need to choose to stand up and intervene."