Teenage boys are being ‘bombarded’ with misogynist content online. It’s making its way into the classroom – ABC News

News stories about the rise of misogynistic behaviour in schools are inescapable at the moment. Female teachers and students are facing harassment and sexual abuse in classrooms across the country.

It’s a trend that has risen in the dark shadow of social media personality Andrew Tate and other anti-feminist or anti-women content influencers in the so-called ‘manosphere’, and it’s pushing some female teachers to breaking point.

News stories about the rise of misogynistic behaviour in schools are inescapable at the moment. Female teachers and students are facing harassment and sexual abuse in classrooms across the country.

It’s a trend that has risen in the dark shadow of social media personality Andrew Tate and other anti-feminist or anti-women content influencers in the so-called ‘manosphere’, and it’s pushing some female teachers to breaking point.

As part of her research at Monash University, Dr Westcott spoke to 30 female teachers from across Australia and from all sectors including independent, faith-based and government schools. She says teachers are facing a rise in misogynistic behaviour.

“There was also a level of sexism and sexual harassment that teachers were experiencing that they hadn’t previously. For some women, it was constant and unrelenting in nearly every class that they taught,” Dr Westcott says.

“One woman reported to us that a student said to her, ‘Miss, your boobs look really good today’. A male student spat in his teacher’s water bottle. As well as gendered slurs like, ‘Why are the girls here? They don’t need an education. They can just make an OnlyFans account’.

Source: Teenage boys are being ‘bombarded’ with misogynist content online. It’s making its way into the classroom – ABC News

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