Misogyny present in ‘every police force’, female officer says as men urged to change culture

Female officers told they got promotions because they’ve ‘got tits’ and targeted with jokes about sex acts, conference told

Lizzie Dearden
Home Affairs Editor
Wednesday 18 May 2022 18:36
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<p>Female police officers relayed their own experiences during a conference in Manchester (Victoria Jones/PA)</p>

Female police officers relayed their own experiences during a conference in Manchester (Victoria Jones/PA)

Misogyny is present in “every police force” in the country, a female police officer has said amid calls for cultural change.

A succession of high-profile cases, including the murder of Sarah Everard and revelations about bullying at Charing Cross police station, have put male officers’ treatment of women including their own colleagues in the spotlight.

During a conference for rank-and-file police officers in Manchester on Wednesday, female officers challenged men to change their behaviour and speak out.

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