'Sexual Harassment part of daily life for British Girls, says Girlguiding UK'.
'Girls as young as seven are experiencing sexual taunts from boys, says new research from GirlGuiding UK. The charity’s report reveals that sexism and harassment are becoming a part of daily life for British girls, with almost 60% of girls and young women aged 13 to 21 reporting sexual harassment at school or college and 20% experiencing unwanted touching (a form of sexual assault). The Girls’ Attitudes survey, which polled more than 1,400 girls and young women across the UK, warns that such experiences are coming to be seen as just “a normal aspect of being a girl”.
...More than half of girls aged between 11 and 16 say that teachers and staff sometimes – or always – tell girls to ignore incidents of sexual harassment or dismiss it as a bit of “banter”.
...The survey also looked into the state of girls’ mental health and wellbeing, and the results were worrying. Three in four girls aged between 11 and 21 know girls their age who self-harm or suffer from depression, and two in three know someone with an eating disorder (66%). The report makes it clear that girls feel frustrated by media reinforcement of negative attitudes and misconceptions about violence against women: 58% feel that when a woman is attacked or raped, the media often blames her behaviour or appearance.'
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