Teacher warns male students are regurgitating Andrew Tate’s ‘toxic dialogue’ in the classroom
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Andrew Tate might be behind bars in Romania, but that doesn't mean his toxic, misogynistic influence isn't still spreading like wildfire.
Jenny, which is not her real name to protect her identity, is an Australian school teacher who has witnessed this first-hand.
She told News Corp her male students have been chanting Tate's name during class.
"I could be teaching a class about pyramids in Egypt, and they’ll be like. What do you think about Andrew Tate? Or they’ll start chanting his name, which becomes this huge disruption," she said.
Tate, a self-described misogynist, has spearheaded a campaign of hate against women in recent years via his social media accounts and his website.
He has claimed women who are raped should 'bear some responsibility' for what they have suffered, circulated views like women 'belong in the home', that 'women can't drive', and the idea that men can have multiple sexual partners but women can't.
In one of his particularly outrageous claims, Tate said: "18 to 19-year-old women are more attractive than 25 year-olds because they’ve been through less d**k."
Tate eventually found himself banned from Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter for his despicable views.
However, despite being broadly banned online, Tate's odious rhetoric is still circulated by fan accounts.
This has led to teachers like Jenny noticing the long-term impact of Tate language on young men and boys.
"It has made the boys more scared of showing any kind of vulnerability or femininity, and it has created these ultraconservative young men," she said.
She added: "They say things to their female peers like, 'what do you know you are just a woman'. Or 'why do you need maths? You’ll be in the kitchen'."
Several Melbourne private schools have also reported incidents of extreme sexism and, in some cases, sexual harassment online in recent months.
As per the Herald Sun, one teacher at an elite Melbourne private school said: "This sort of male toxic influencer s**t is fuelling it...this term for sure."
Chief executive of mental health charity the Man Cave, Hunter Johnson, also said that Tate’s viral videos were extremely concerning, and young men needed to shift their focus to a positive male role model.
“They call his references ‘Tate-isms’. They’re literally using it as a social currency for banter, but also, disrespect,” he said, according to the Melbourne-based newspaper.
"Often it is young men who feel like they’ve been ripped off, that they were entitled to attention, were entitled to, you know, particularly female attention, and they didn’t get it."