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Sexism, bullying and the NHS

Sexism, bullying and the NHS

Health
Bullying, sexism, aggression and rudeness are commonplace among the medical profession, doctors say.In two separate developments, two GPs and the doctors' regulator have spoken out about their concerns.GPs Dr Zoe Norris and Dr Katie Bramall-Stainer described how women doctors had been belittled and sexually harassed at British Medical Association events.Meanwhile, the General Medical Council said it had found evidence of rudeness and bullying by senior NHS doctors.Dr Dame Clare Marx, who chairs the GMC, said she was "enormously worried" by the problem, which was undermining the profession and even risking patient care.It comes after a number of high-profile cases in the NHS.An independent review is being held into NHS Highland after senior clinicians rais...
Angry Williams accuses umpire of sexism after Osaka wins US Open

Angry Williams accuses umpire of sexism after Osaka wins US Open

Sports
Serena Williams accused the umpire of sexism in docking her a game in the US Open final and said she had not been cheating.Naomi Osaka's 6-2 6-4 victory was overshadowed by Williams' extraordinary outbursts in the second set.She received a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a "liar" and a "thief". Afterwards the American said it was "sexist" to have been penalised a game."He's never taken a game from a man because they said 'thief'," the 36-year-old former world number one added."But I've seen other men call other umpires several things."I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuf...
Girls, guitars and sexism in the music industry

Girls, guitars and sexism in the music industry

Entertainment
Mercury shortlisted guitar group The Big Moon are sick of the music industry putting everyone in boxes.Guitarist Soph Nathann says: "Because there's not enough [women] out there it's like a separate genre - rock, pop, then women!"I catch up with the guitar band - whose album Love in the 4th Dimension made the Mercury shortlist for 2017 - just before they take to the stage for the Reading leg of the Reading and Leeds Festivals.They are one of just a handful of all-female bands to make it onto the bill.Video:Is rock really only for the boys?Bassist Celia Archer says it's something most female rock groups have come to accept: "Society is still generally sexist, it's ingrained. It's such an entrenched problem but hopefully it's slowly getting better."This year, embarrassed festival organisers ...