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A woman at a table in a restaurant holding her hand up and looking away from a man's remark.

Show it's not OK

Use body language to show your disapproval:

  • Roll your eyes
  • Shake your head
  • ​Don’t laugh along
  • Walk away
  • Stand between the person being disrespectful and the woman.
Three people are talking at a restaurant with dim lighting. A waitress is at the table taking the order and the man in the middle of the table is talking to her.

Support women

Support women and other people doing something:

Three people are talking at a restaurant with dim lighting. The man at the head of the table is talking animatedly with his hands raised.

Speak up to stop disrespect

Speak up about disrespectful behaviour:

  • Question sexist jokes: ‘I don’t get what’s funny?’
  • Focus on the behaviour: ‘That comment was out of line’
  • Purposely change the topic: ‘Seriously? Let’s move on’
  • Make a joke: ‘C’mon, aren’t we better than that?’
  • Ask them to stop: ‘Alright, that’s enough’.