She said: "I joined the police in the early 1990s, and that kind of macho canteen culture
was long gone.
The reaction to male-oriented canteen culture
that pervaded the muster rooms at the time has come full circle I would guess.
"This investigation also revealed a CID unit pervaded with what could be described as a 'canteen culture
' where inappropriate comments and behaviour were viewed as harmless banter.
Ms Horley claimed that there is a "canteen culture
" among police and that negative attitudes are common.
There is still that macho canteen culture
, which affects policewomen as well.
The concept of police 'canteen culture
' is a powerful one, conveying the notion of a strong supportive bond that affirms traditional ways of working, unites officers who conform and perpetuates undesirable attitudes, including sexism, racism and homophobia.
"Ihadtogiveupmycareer because of the potential embarrasment if it had leaked out and become part of the canteen culture
. He ruined my life."
The negative aspects of the culture, often referred to as the canteen culture
, included peer pressure, cynicism, and resistance to change.
London, June 12 (ANI): A British Airways pilot has alleged that his colleagues victimized him after he exposed the "canteen culture
of racism" against Asians at the airline.
BLACK and Asian police officers still believe specialist squads are mired in a Life On Mars style "canteen culture
" and are dominated by white middle-aged men, say equality chiefs.
Black and Asian police officers still believe specialist squads are mired in a Life On Mars-style "canteen culture
" and are dominated by white middle-aged men, equality chiefs said today Robbery, anti-terrorist and firearms units are perceived as a "closed shop" only available to recruits whose "face fits", reports the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
And traces of sexism and racism in the force's "canteen culture
" needed to be rubbed out.