Laura Bates: Body of evidence

The former actress has defied discrimination and online trolls to become one of the leading names in modern feminism

12th June, 2016
Laura Bates: more than 80,000 women have shared their experiences of discrimination on her Everyday Sexism website Picture: Fergal Phillips

Do you have a preconceived notion of what a feminist looks like? Close your eyes and think about it for a few seconds.

Chances are you may not come up with anyone in your mind quite like Laura Bates, a tawny-haired 29-year-old with a demure manner and a girlish beauty – oh, and a degree from Cambridge, two published works to her name and an intimidating array of statistics about men and women at her...

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