Letter: Letter: Reforming macho police culture

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Sir: Sexual victimisation is about power and numbers. Male teachers are not free from sadism, prejudice and testosterone but in 34 years teaching in mixed schools I was never aware of a complaint of victimisation by female staff. Why? Because women formed a powerful pressure group in every staff room. They often outnumbered the men: no head could afford to ignore their power and numbers.

Both the police and the services made the mistake of introducing women into units in small numbers, instead of first flooding selected units with them.