"But it was the girls who would be pulled up by staff for short skirts, which "left little to the imagination".

"Logically you knew it was ridiculous that you should feel in any way like you were "asking for it" but that's how it could feel.

Laura Tomson, co-director of Zero Tolerance, which campaigns to stop violence against women, said: "As they go through school, misogynistic attitudes teach girls that they are worth less than boys, that they have fewer rights and limited career choices.

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The guide to tackling misogyny recommends that nurseries, primary and secondary schools, as well as further and higher educational institutions need to develop policies that specifically addresses gender equality and violence against women, and detail strategies to challenge it.

Suggestions include school assemblies on the issue, cross curricular work themed around violence against women, as well as regular and open discussion with pupils on topics including derogatory language and pornography.

Gender stereotyping meant that talented girls were not allowed to play football within boys teams though no girls one existed, she added, and the large concrete area of the playground was used almost exclusively by boys for games.

She also claimed that she had seen boys kicking their mothers when called in to speak to teachers about their behaviour.

"There has been a feeling that we have reached sexual equality and perhaps that means it has fallen off the agenda.

It is time to put it firmly back there." There was a role for Education Scotland, the General Teaching Council and for the Scottish Government to do more, she added.

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"There were places at school where you would not want to walk past on your own," she said.