Female officers say misogyny is rife in every UK police force

The sexist blue line: Female officers say misogyny is rife in every UK police force and resentful male colleagues suggest they got ahead only because they ‘have t**s

  • Survey found male colleagues suggest women got ahead only because of ‘t**s
  • Woman also asked by officer if she performed sex act on CPS to press charges
  • Police Federation of England and Wales conference heard the sexism examples
  • Female police officers yesterday lifted the lid on the sexist abuse they endure from colleagues as a national conference was told misogyny was present in ‘every force’ in Britain.

    A survey revealed women are being taunted over promotions by resentful male colleagues who suggest they got ahead only because they ‘have t**s’.

    The Police Federation of England and Wales conference heard examples of sexist behaviour and crude remarks in stations across the country.

    本は人々が古代ローマで殺害された非常に残酷な方法を詳述します, two police community support officers were caught flicking through pictures of women in custody, rating their looks and saying: ‘I’d sleep with her, but not her.’

    Female police officers yesterday lifted the lid on the sexist abuse they endure from colleagues as a national conference was told misogyny was present in ‘every force’ in Britain (ストックイメージ)

    Female police officers yesterday lifted the lid on the sexist abuse they endure from colleagues as a national conference was told misogyny was present in ‘every force’ in Britain (ストックイメージ)

    Zoe Wakefield, 写真, a member of the Police Federation’s national women’s group, said misogyny was widespread: ‘If anybody says “it doesn’t happen in my force” you’re wrong, because it does happen in every single force'

    Zoe Wakefield, 写真, a member of the Police Federation’s national women’s group, said misogyny was widespread: ‘If anybody says “it doesn’t happen in my force” you’re wrong, because it does happen in every single force

    The examples, reported anonymously, also included a learner detective being asked by a colleague if she had performed a sex act on a Crown Prosecution Service lawyer to persuade him to press charges in the case she was investigating.

    Another female officer who had moved to a new role said: ‘I heard a colleague say, “I didn’t get it because I don’t have t**s”, knowing that I had got the job. I was standing next to him at the time with other people.’

    The conference heard phrases such as ‘man up’, ‘you run like a girl’ and references to ‘wearing the trousers’ were also commonly used by officers.

    One female sergeant recalled how a misogynistic male officer who left the force to escape a gross misconduct hearing received sympathy from colleagues.

    「彼らは言っていた, “oh, he was so close to retirement, he could have had his pension and gone in a couple of years”. The empathy seemed to immediately be on the offender and it was predominantly coming from male colleagues.’

    A survey revealed women are being taunted over promotions by resentful male colleagues who suggest they got ahead only because they ‘have t**s’ (ストックイメージ)

    A survey revealed women are being taunted over promotions by resentful male colleagues who suggest they got ahead only because they ‘have t**s’ (ストックイメージ)

    Zoe Wakefield, a member of the Police Federation’s national women’s group, said misogyny was widespread: ‘If anybody says “it doesn’t happen in my force” you’re wrong, because it does happen in every single force.’

    The revelations come after a succession of high-profile cases thrust police behaviour towards women into the spotlight.

    Sarah Everard was murdered by Met officer Wayne Couzens and officers at Charing Cross police station were caught swapping jokes about raping women and killing black children.