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      Teachers’ union leader calls for inquiry into misogyny among young men in UK

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 5 April - 04:00

    Daniel Kebede accuses government of failing to tackle issue of sexism and its spread online among children

    The leader of the UK’s largest education union has called for an independent inquiry into the rise of sexism and misogyny among boys and young men , saying it should not be left to parents and schools to police.

    Daniel Kebede, the general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), said it was “a huge issue” in schools and expressed particular concern about the ease with which pupils are accessing aggressive hardcore pornography on their phones .

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      The world has changed. So why do businessmen still think they can harass women at work parties? | Stefan Stern

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Thursday, 4 April - 10:00

    Trade bodies are setting out rules to avoid ‘unacceptable’ behaviour, but part of the problem is how we view work itself

    An old, cruel joke claimed David Beckham wore headphones at all times so a voice could remind him to “breathe in, breathe out”. Some things that should come naturally don’t.

    You might think that a code of conduct for adult professionals attending a work-related social event, reminding them to “be considerate and respectful to each other” and “refrain from any unacceptable conduct” (defined elsewhere in the code), falls into the same category of advice as Beckham’s breathing tips.

    Stefan Stern is co-author of Myths of Management and the former director of the High Pay Centre

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      ‘Danger zone’: the warnings designed to protect women at UK business events

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 2 April - 05:00

    Codes of conduct are on the rise, and have a focus on reputational risk as well as on harassment

    When more than 1,300 lending bosses, regulators and MPs descended on Grosvenor House hotel on Park Lane in London for a black-tie dinner in late February, they arrived informed.

    Invitees to the Financing & Leasing Association event had been handed an “annual dinner code of conduct” telling guests about a new policy on discrimination and sexual harassment. The trade body would “not tolerate any such behaviour and will, along with our event agency, take immediate action to stop it”.

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      Court jails first person convicted of cyberflashing in England

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 19 March - 12:59

    Nicholas Hawkes, 39, from Essex, convicted under new Online Safety Act after sending images of genitals

    The first person in England to be convicted of a cyberflashing offence has been jailed for 66 weeks.

    Nicholas Hawkes was convicted under the Online Safety Act after cyberflashing became an offence in England and Wales on 31 January.

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      Squid Game actor O Yeong-su convicted of sexual harassment

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 15 March - 14:41

    The 79-year-old actor who won a Golden Glove for his role as Oh II-nam on the hit Netflix show has been handed a suspended prison sentence

    South Korean actor O Yeong-su, who starred in the first season of the hit Netflix series Squid Game, was convicted on Friday on charges of sexual harassment and handed a suspended prison sentence, a court official said.

    The Seongnam branch of the Suwon district court sentenced O to eight months in prison, suspended for two years, as well as 40 hours of attendance at a sexual violence treatment programme, the court official said by telephone.

    Information and support for anyone affected by rape or sexual abuse issues is available from the following organisations. In the US, Rainn offers support on 800-656-4673. In the UK, Rape Crisis offers support on 0808 500 2222. In Australia, support is available at 1800Respect (1800 737 732). Other international helplines can be found at ibiblio.org/rcip/internl.html .

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      One in 12 NHS staff in England report sexual assault and harassment by public

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Thursday, 7 March - 14:43

    2023 survey shows ambulance workers reported highest rate of sexual harassment from the public

    More than 58,000 NHS staff reported sexual assaults and harassment from patients, their relatives and other members of the public in 2023 in the health service’s annual survey.

    For the first time ever, the NHS Staff Survey for England asked workers if they had been the target of unwanted sexual behaviour, which includes inappropriate or offensive sexualised comments, touching and assault.

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      My ex-partner stalked and abused me. I had to fight the system to get a conviction

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Thursday, 7 March - 14:00 · 1 minute

    The internet has made stalking easier to carry out – and harder to prove and prosecute. It took me four years to see my tormentor in court. At least now I can get on with healing

    Being stalked can sometimes feel like having a wound that is trying to heal around a foreign object. Days, weeks, even months can go by without incident, but all it takes is one more instance of unwanted contact for the object to be twisted and all the healing to come undone. It can be hard – even for me, a poet who works with language and words every day – to fully articulate the impact of this experience. Being stalked warps not only your sense of self and time, but also your grasp on reality; simultaneously navigating the flawed criminal justice system while living in fear can make you feel as though you are losing your mind.

    I was in a domestically abusive relationship in my early 20s, but am always hesitant to go into detail about my personal experiences with stalking and domestic abuse. I still feel the shame, compounded by societal stigma and misconceptions, but that is precisely why I want to talk about it – to help others avoid going through similar pain. People think abusers suddenly turn on their partners, but it’s often a gradual erosion of boundaries; they think it’s easy to leave, but, by the time you work up the courage, the pit is so deep that escape often feels impossible. They also think reporting abuse to the police is straightforward and justice is assured, but neither of these things could be further from the truth.

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      A moment that changed me: I went skinny-dipping in Antarctica – and realised I could survive anything

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Wednesday, 6 March - 07:00

    Stalking was making my life at McMurdo Station a misery. In the ice-covered sea, I discovered how much the world still had to give

    A sub-zero plunge in the nude was never part of my plan. When a ragtag group of friends gathered me up with their exhilarated shouts, planning to jump into a hole drilled through sea ice in 2011, I had only agreed to come along and watch. I would not partake.

    I hadn’t gone to Antarctica to take risks. If anything, I’d flown to the bottom of the world to do the opposite, to play it safe after a pair of sexual assaults in my early 20s. I was the third generation in my family to work at McMurdo Station on Ross Island, and planned to keep my head down, work hard in my role as a janitor, save money and blend in.

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      Roman Polanski tried in France for alleged defamation of British actor

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 5 March - 10:41

    Filmmaker held to account for dismissing claim of 1983 sexual assault against Charlotte Lewis as ‘heinous lie’

    The French-Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski will be tried in France on Tuesday over allegations that he defamed a British actor who accused him of sexual abuse in the 1980s.

    The 90-year-old is wanted in the US over the rape of a 13-year-old in 1977 and faces several other accusations of alleged sexual assault dating back decades and past the statute of limitations – all claims he has rejected.

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