In March 2014 the odious feminist Kat Banyard, the genius behind UK Feminista, then 32, won our first Lying Feminist of the Month award in recognition of a downright life she’s uttered in the course of Jon Snow’s simpering interview of her on Channel 4 News in March 2013. She stated the following, and was of course not challenged by Snow:
What we know is, one in three girls at school experiences sexual harassment on almost a daily basis
The interview is here, her award certificate here. For those with the time to read the evidence that Banyard had lied, it’s contained in a piece I wrote for A Voice for Men in March 2013, Kat Banyard, Laura Bates, Finn Mackay: The noisy handful. Suffice to say that her claim was, of course, a grotesque exaggeration – as claims of the ‘one in three girls’ and ‘one in four women’ type invariably are. The issue of sexual harassment of boys in the study from which Banyard derived her claim, was of course not mentioned by her.
We turn to a piece in today’s Guardian, its headline a contender for the most stupid headline of the year, “Sexual harassment ‘rife’ in schools but largely unreported, study says”. It adopts the customary tactic of such articles, including unverifiable anecdotes, most (if not all) of which we can assume to be journalistic inventions. An extract:
Female teachers complain about sexual harassment by pupils. “I have been whistled at whilst trying to teach, and one extreme case where a boy pushed his crotch up against my back to intimidate me,” one told researchers.
The use of sexist, misogynist language is also widespread with 66% of female sixth-form students complaining they have either experienced or witnessed the use of sexist language in schools.
To feminists any language used by a male in reference to a female is sexist, so I’m only surprised that it wasn’t 100% of female sixth-form students who had ‘complained’. The ‘study’ to which the Guardian article refers is here.