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A primary school teacher has claimed he and other male colleagues suffer sexism at the hands of their female peers.
Adam Black claims female teachers criticise men's clothing in a way that would be unacceptable if the situation were reversed.
Mr - Black - Eastmuir - Primary - School
Mr Black, who works at at Eastmuir Primary School, Glasgow was reflecting on a decade in the profession for a piece in today's Times Educational Supplement.
He also said men who are promoted are often assumed not to have worked for it - or are now overlooked based on them being 'white male'.
Teachers - Schools - Role - Models - Result
Only one in ten primary teachers is male and it has previously been claimed that boys in primary schools lack male role models as a result.
Mr Black claims in his article that the life of a male primary teacher can be 'lonely'.
Occasions - Men - Sexism - Inappropriate
He wrote: 'There are the odd occasions when either I or other men who I know have experienced what I suppose could be described as sexism or, at the very least, inappropriate.
'If a man is promoted, as a university friend of mine recently was, the general feeling from his staff is that one of the factors in his promotion was that he was male.'
Story - Primary - Teacher - Staffroom - Figure
He added: 'I heard a story once about a male primary teacher being in the staffroom when a very senior figure in one local authority came for a visit.
'This particular individual claimed that people like the unassuming teacher (white male) weren't needed in senior promoted positions but people like his colleague (Asian female) most definitely were needed.'
Mr - Black - Men - Fashion - Women
Mr Black also explained how he has heard of men's fashion being criticized by other women.
He added: 'I've also heard women openly slagging off men's fashion in a way they would never do for each other.
Example - Colleague - Mine
'An example is an old colleague of mine who was once openly slaughtered for...
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