MISOGYNY AS A HATE CRIME 🔥

Written by Daisy Banwell




WHAT'S UP?

  • Violence against women and girls.

  • 66% of girls in the UK have experienced unwanted sexual attention and physical contact in a public place.

  • Those from minority communities are particularly at risk of assault and abuse.

  • Hate crime legislation covers race, religion, trans identity, sexual orientation and disability as protected characteristics. Crimes motivated by hostility to women should be added to this.


THAT MEANS

  • If misogyny was a hate crime then police forces would have to log and monitor incidents of hostility towards women and girls.

  • Crimes motivated by misogyny would be reported and we would have solid data to show what is happening.

  • This would mean we could track and prevent misogynistic crimes.

  • And it would mean legislation resulting in a change in the way these crimes are sentenced.


IT WORKS!

  • In 2016, Nottingham became the first police force to introduce misogyny as a hate crime policy. Four others have followed!

  • Anti-Harassment Club and Our Streets Now are working hard to make this happen in Sussex.

  • MP Stella Creasy has been campaigning to make misogyny a hate crime throughout the UK.


WHAT CAN I DO?

  • Share your thoughts on social media using the #MYMISOGYNYSTORY hashtag and don't forget to tag Stella!

  • You can also go here to see how you can share your thoughts on why misogyny should be a hate crime.

  • Sign the petition!

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