"Despite the fact that sexual harassment is shown to have a more damaging impact on victims than any other forms of school bullying, teachers are less likely to intervene in incidences of the former. Why? Well, as Jena’s teacher said to her, ‘boys will be boys’. The sexual harassment of girls is viewed as ‘normal’ behaviour for boys. And it is precisely this naturalising of the act, this insidious complacency it elicits, which has enabled sexist bullying and harassment to flourish in classrooms across the world."
The Equality Illusion, Kat Banyard (via yellsliketeenspirit)