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Daily Safeguarding Update
UK far-right promoting sexual violence against women
Results from a new analysis reveals that misogyny is increasingly prevalent online and being used to steer people into racism and anti-Semitism.
A report by anti-fascist organisation Hope Not Hate and the Anti-Semitism Policy Trust examined the “manosphere” – a network of sites, forums, blogs, and vlogs oriented around the belief that feminism promotes misandry (male prejudice) rather than equality for women.
Pro-sexual assault comments were common in the 73 (English-language) misogynistic and anti-feminist far right channels on the messaging app Telegram.
The analysis shows how the perceived loss of status among white men is being exploited to endorse violence against women.
This follows the investigation into the death of Sabina Nessa and the murder of Sarah Everard six months previous which added to discussions on women’s safety.
This subculture is becoming increasingly more popular, with researchers reporting it has spread extensively on online spaces like Telegram and has drawn in teenagers in the UK.
National LGBT-inclusive education resources launched in Scotland
Scotland has embedded LGBT-inclusive education across the curriculum.
Teachers in Scotland can now access LGBT-inclusive educational resources aimed at promoting equality, reducing bullying, and improving the experience of LGBT pupils.
A range of services were launched, including a website and teaching resources to help support LGBT pupils and to include LGBT identities, issues, and history in the curriculum.
The resources enable teachers, parents, and pupils to find information designed to support young LGBT people and include an online course for school staff to learn more about LGBT-inclusive education.
This follows Ofsted’s report findings that schools remain confused about what and when they need to teach children about LGBT relationships and their lack of support from the Department for Education (DfE).