Guardian: Rashida Manjoo is right about British sexism – even if it is worse elsewhere

Rashida Manjoo, a South African human rights “expert”

This week Rashida Manjoo, UN special rapporteur on violence against women, delivered a statement following her 16-day mission to the UK.

She praised elements of good practice and progress relating to violence against women, but also expressed serious concerns about gender inequality in the UK, from sexual bullying in schools to “negative and over-sexualised media portrayals of women and girls.”

The overwhelming response to Manjoo’s statement from many social commentators and media outlets perfectly confirmed her concerns about the pervasiveness of sexism, by demonstrating that many in the UK are not only reluctant to tackle it, but simply refuse to acknowledge it at all…

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