Misogyny and the rise of Incel Culture – the challenges for schools; ITTE staff; Prevent teams; parents; researchers; the media and policy makers.

B – Symposium Submissions

Education in a Changing Society

Misogyny and the rise of Incel Culture – the challenges for schools; ITTE staff; Prevent teams; parents; researchers; the media and policy makers.

Dr Deb Outhwaite FCCT, Director DTSA and EdD Supervisor, University of Liverpool

This symposium discusses the two issues of the hate propagated by the misogynist Andrew Tate, and the rise of the Incel Culture, and the way in which these regularly now surface in conversations in schools.  The symposium will discuss issues that this raises for school staff, but also for parents, researchers, ITTE staff, the media, and policy makers. Andrew Tate has been made famous by his kickboxing; TicToc; and his arrest in Romania that gained international media attention last Autumn.  Incel Culture is on the rise and came to prominence through the shooting in Plymouth by Jake Davison in August 2021.  This Symposium analyses education in a changing society: taking three vantage points on the dangers of Tate’s views and the rise of the Incel movement, and the way in which they play out in wider society, particularly with impressionable teenagers. Schools operates within a rapidly changing society, and educators (and parents) are often ill-equipped to deal with the wider social issues that play out around them.  So this symposium seeks to help educate how these critical issues can be successfully dealt with by school staff; in ITTE; and with the help of skilled staff from the Prevent Teams.

‘Achieving a balanced school response to the misogyny perpetuated by Andrew Tate, and the rise of the Incel Culture’

Helen Hinde – Assistant Head, Meols Cop School, Southport. Helen has developed resources for teachers on how to deal with Andrew Tate’s misogyny, when it surfaces in schools, and has discussed the situation on national media, including Radio 4’s Today Programme.

‘The challenges of structural sexism in late-capitalist society – an overview from a Secondary Teacher Education perspective’

Deb Outhwaite – DTSA and the University of Liverpool

‘Andrew Tate and the Incel Culture – outlining the Prevent stance: issues and background.’

Sally Siner, Prevent Education Officer, Community Safety & Integration Service, Derby City Council.

Followed by the Q&A session, where we are particularly keen to discuss the areas for future research with Early Career Researchers and highlight free resources that Helen has developed for schools, and resources and links that are available from the Prevent Teams.

Please note that this session needs to be timetabled for Thursday 29th June.