A woman who disclosed sexist messages written by Durham University students says over 100 people have contacted her to tell her they had similar experiences of a toxic ‘lad culture’.
Law student Lydia Gibson said she was overwhelmed by the messages after she revealed a series of posts on a freshers forum. One referred to a contest among ‘posh lads’ to sleep with the ‘poorest’ girl on campus.
There have been a number of stories over the years of freshers, fraternity and sorority events descending into chaos – with some students dying of alcohol and drug poising – and more complaining of an increasingly toxic culture.
Journalist Chris Hemmings – author of Be A Man – documented his experience of getting caught up lad culture at University. He joined me on talkRADIO this weekend to navigate a difficult and sensitive subject.
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Journalist Chris Hemmings on ‘lad culture’: “You know as an individual when you’re behaving in a certain way and it's going to be damaging to other people – yet so often as men we still do it because we feel this sense of shame if we don’t conform.”@darrylmorris | @Hemmch pic.twitter.com/40Rns3nUsB
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