A blog from Zero Tolerance.
Headlines have been dominated this week by reports highlighting the problem of sexual harassment in schools. While studies have focused on different areas, together they paint a coherent picture: sex and relationships education in schools is not up to scratch.
by Zero Tolerance Media & Events Officer, Lydia House
By guest blogger, Chiquita Elvin
Recently I attended a fantastic fundraiser for the Women’s Support Project, at which comedian and national treasure Elaine C Smith explored the role of pop music in shaping our culture’s attitude to gendered violence and abuse, and to women’s role in society. She sang us a few examples of truly sexist songs, such as the Burt Bacharach classic ‘Wives and Lovers’, which warns women to stay attentive and beautiful to prevent their men from straying: “Hey, little girl, comb your hair, fix your make-up, soon he will open the door,Don't think because there's a ring on your finger, you needn't try any more.View