‘Victimhood narrative’ taught in schools fuels anxiety in young women, academic claims

The “victimhood narrative” that is being taught at schools and universities is fuelling anxiety in young women, an academic has argued in her new book.

Doctrines of “everyday sexism” are “rape culture” are having a “debilitating” effect on girls’ confidence, according to Dr Joanna Williams, a lecturer in higher education at Kent University.

Institutions which should be promoting women’s rights – such as schools, universities and feminist campaigners – are now doing more harm than good, she argues.