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Sexual harassment in schools

Sexual harassment in schools

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

Posted: September 16, 2016
Blog category: feminism, early years, gender
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Have yourself a gender equal Christmas

Have yourself a gender equal Christmas

For many caregivers, the run up to Christmas is a time where it can feel like there is endless, inescapable marketing and advertising for children’s toys, media, and games - all vying to make it onto Santa’s list and many of which will be marketed in a highly gender specific and unhelpful manner. So what can you do this Christmas to minimise the effects of gender stereotyping?

by Zero Tolerance Development Officer (Educators and Employers), Amy Marshall

Posted: December 15, 2015
Blog category: early years
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Planning for Equality: Commercial frontages and the exclusion of women from Edinburgh’s public realm

By guest blogger, Chiquita Elvin

Posted: February 28, 2014
Blog category: zero tolerance, men, feminism, prevention education, children, early years, gender, media, rape culture
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Different tune, same old sexism: what kids are learning from pop music

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.

Posted: May 2, 2013
Blog category: feminism, children, early years, gender, media
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