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• BBC reports on the challenges of attempting to teach boys about the impact of misogyny which has become normalized for them.
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"I hear it so often now it just doesn't actually bother me, It's just part of everyday life, just a normal word."
That is the view of a teenage boy at Nottingham Free School, who is among a group of pupils being taught in special lessons about the impact of verbal abuse against women.
The school was so worried about the amount of misogynistic language to which its pupils were exposed, it decided to tackle the issue head on. The students were asked to write down examples of the sort of language they'd heard or seen which might be misogynistic or prejudiced against women — some is reproduced here and may be offensive to some readers.
A 14-year-old boy says the words are regularly used amongst teenagers, "(to) insult your mates, whether that be a joke, or insulting someone, as if you meant to hurt their feelings. It's so commonly used you don't think about what the consequences might be."
Read the full article about a UK school teaching students about the impact of sexist language at BBC.