Female barristers subjected to shocking levels of rampant sexism, says Bar report

Published 25th September 2015

Younger women are especially prone to sexist comments from men whose attitudes worsen as they rise through the ranks from junior barrister to judges. One senior practitioner shared her experience of sexual harassment as a pupil, from her pupil supervisor, after she arrived at work following a weekend haircut.

She said: “My supervisor said you look quite f*ck-able with your hair like that… He also once said, put your jacket on, I am only human… and… remind me are you a stockings or tights girl?”

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