Microaggressions, simplified→

Bustle:

The problem with sexism (besides, you know, everything about it) is that it’s sneaky. Sure, there are plenty of blatant instances of gender-based discrimination out there, but the role that sexism plays in many women’s lives is much less obvious. We find it in subtle biases and microaggressions, or in statements that seem innocuous at first but rely on unspoken assumptions about women’s “proper” roles in society. This kind of sexism is hard to combat because a lot of people don’t even realize they’re doing it.