Written for the platform Hear Her Speak where I am a regular contributor. This article was requested via my Instagram page, and was then published on the Hear Her Speak platform to be viewed by women who may be struggling with harassment while working in education.
Harassment is a term that covers a wide range of offensive behaviours that demean, humiliate, embarrass, or violate a person. It can take the form of spoken or written words, images and graffiti, physical gestures or contact, facial expressions, and more. A particular issue for women in society is harassment based on their sex. This is an issue that has become prominent for women who are working in education – they often face harassment not only from other male colleagues, but also from the students who they are teaching. Why does this problem exist, and how can you best handle harassment from male staff and students?
Hannah Marie ZT is a writer from London. She has a strong love of politics, dogs, and tv shows, and will always be up for pizza and a movie at the end of the week