Teachers shrug their shoulders at sexual harassment of students

by Angelica Basile - 2016.12.16

The boys grope the girls and the teachers just turn the other way. In many British schools, sexual harassment of the female students has become “just another part of the day-to-day”. Documentation of this reality has just been released by the British Department of Education, which highlights how widespread the problem of societal indifference has become, especially when considering the shocking data regarding the behavior of the teachers. As many as 50% of teenage girls had denounced acts of violence (ranging in severity) by their male classmates, and 30% of girls between the ages of 16 and 18 reported having been “repeatedly pawed” against their wishes. A sort of general “normalization” of gender abuse that, according to government experts, risks encouraging this negative behavior and making macho cultural norms the point of reference: with verbal and physical abuse of women, on the part of men, being held up as an acceptable model.

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