Yvette Cooper says more feminism needed in schools

Yvette Cooper writes the following in The Independent:

“Whore, bitch, slag, slut,” – these are the insults one teacher says she hears levelled at teenage girls on a daily basis. She described girls being “heckled if they dare to speak in class, their shirts forcibly undone, their skirts lifted and held by groups of boys”.


So called “revenge porn” is growing making young lives a misery when an ex posts their half naked photos or stalks them online. The NUS are worried about an increasingly abusive culture on campuses with jokes about rape and ‘innocent’ groping seen as fairly commonplace.

Josh O’Brien replies to Cooper’s hand-wringing claims with the revelation that he has never once witnessed these behaviors from boys—but he has—quelle surprise—seen these behaviors by girls.

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