Maria MillerThe former chairwoman of the Women's and Equality Selection Board said this was "a routine part of life" and most of the other girls in her school had had similar experiences.
The 57-year-old who demands Ofsted In order to conduct an immediate investigation into sexual abuse in schools, the government has not taken adequate measures to combat it rape and sexual harassment in schools, when she warned teachers, often overlook the problem because it is so widespread.
Your comments come as the number of submissions on a website that records testimony of sexual abuse – with a number of accounts now exceeding 10,600.
Ms Miller, who attended Brynteg Comprehensive School, one of the largest secondary schools in Wales, said The independent one: “There will still be many mothers who are concerned that their daughters will experience what they experienced in school.
“I was sexually assaulted at school, just like most other girls. I attended a joint comprehensive school. It was a routine part of life. Unfortunately, if you look at research on schools today, it's no different.
“When I chaired the Women's and Equality Selection Committee in 2016, our research highlighted the real issue of sexual harassment. As a result, the government has taken a number of steps to address this issue. It is clear that the steps had no effect. "
The Conservative MP for Basingstoke cautioned a systemic culture of filtering down on teachers against believing women who report sexual violence and “accepting” sexual abuse as “part of women's lives”.
Ms. Miller added: “We must carefully examine our attitudes towards women. There are many inconsistencies. The law is very clear that sexual abuse is a crime, but in practice it is simply accepted as part of women's lives and not always believed. "
Law enforcement and sexual assault and rape convictions are historically low – government data shows that in the year through March only 1.4 percent of the 55,130 rape cases recorded by police were prosecuted.
Ms. Miller, who chaired the Women and Equality Selection Committee from 2015-2020, said: “The research I conducted in 2016 shows that schools do not want to deal with these issues. They think they are too difficult to deal with because it is so prevalent.
“If you don't pull up skirts and ping bras at school, you get the feeling that abusive behavior is acceptable. Then look at how that continues in the workplace. "
She said society has ignored "a great amount of evidence" that sexual harassment begins when women and girls are young.
"Most importantly, girls and boys think that abusive relationships with girls are routine," Ms. Miller said. “Schools have a clear responsibility for protecting children”.
She said it is the responsibility of parents, teachers, and society to teach children what is acceptable behavior and what is not. The culture that allows sexual violence to continue in schools needs to be revised.
Their comments come after reports from Ministry of Education sources that schools that do not meet safety standards could be forced to close their doors.
Everybody's Invited, the website where people submit anonymous testimony of sexual violence, now has a link that allows crimes to be reported directly to the police.
The website was set up last year as a platform for survivors to share anonymous reports of rape and sexual abuse, harassment and assault. Founder Soma Sara warns that “rape culture” is a cross-school issue.
Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, said the allegations on the website were "shocking and obnoxious" – warning schools shouldn't be places "where young people feel unsafe" as he promised to take action to resolve the problem.
Prestigious London private schools such as Highgate School and Dulwich College are some of those who have announced plans to take action to address the issue of credentials.
A recent poll by UN Women found that 97 percent of young women in the UK said they had been sexually harassed, while 80 percent said they had experienced sexual harassment in public places.
Researchers who surveyed more than 1,000 women between the ages of 18 and 24 found that sexual harassment consisted of being groped, persecuted, and coerced into sexual activity.