According to the Guardian, sexist bullying in schools is inhibiting girls from taking part in class because they fear appearing “swotty and clever”.

Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said “there are lots and lots of pressures on girls – to be thin, to be attractive, to be compliant and to be quiet – and it’s as great now as it ever has been”.

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