Articles about 'school'

Sidelined: we need to get serious about girls’ participation in sport

The need to control and emphasise the way women look and behave is having a serious impact on girls’ participation in sport, argues Sally Parkin

Guest Blogger // 28 March 2017

Categories: Blog

The ratings system

Two boys interview girls at mixed Sixth Forms and are surprised to find out how affected they are by attractiveness ratings

KS5 PolSoc // 7 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Growing up and manning up

A teenage boy worries about the pressures to be 'manly' and the impact that has as boys grow up

KS5 PolSoc // 5 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Appearances and bitching

Two A Level students talk about their concerns; one focuses on the need to be attractive, while the other calls for girls to stop criticising each other

KS5 PolSoc // 3 June 2016

Categories: Blog

The ungrateful feminist

Our guest blogger for May, Molly Arthurs, is frustrated by the ways in which women and non-binary people are treated when exercising their rights and making choices

Molly Arthurs // 28 May 2016

Categories: Blog

Sexist textbooks

Elin Weiss couldn't believe how sexist textbooks teach girls to diet and boys to hate fashion

Guest Blogger // 19 April 2016

Categories: Blog

How sexism in schools is ‘exhausting’ young women

Melanie Xulu argues that the sexism young people face in schools is 'invisible'.

Guest Blogger // 1 June 2015

Categories: Blog

Feminism and young women: from London to Kansas

Katharine S. compares attitudes to feminism at her new high school in Kansas with those of her former classmates in London

Guest Blogger // 2 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Nervous: when boys think sexual assault is a game

Kate Ledger recently came across a particularly disturbing form of sexist behaviour in the classroom that reflects worrying attitudes towards girls and sex in our schools. Here she outlines the problem and how she and her colleagues have responded

Guest Blogger // 16 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Sex Educational Supplement: The Pornography Issue

Last month the Government announced the proposals for reform of the National Curriculum, one of which is NOT making Personal, Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education statutory in primary or...

Ania Ostrowska // 28 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Sexting: new technologies, same old sexism

Laura argues that it's the sexism rather than the sex we should be worried about when it comes to young people "sexting"

Laura // 12 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Hey, Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets

Girls for Gender Equity, a not-for-profit organisation based in New York City, work to empower youth, fight sexual harassment and address gender violence. Sara Clarke reviews their guide for young people - and those working with them - on exactly what is sexual harassment, and what needs to be done about it

Sara Clarke // 27 December 2011

Categories: Books, Reviews

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