UK: Proposals to make misogyny a hate crime wins cross-party support

Article here. Excerpt:

'Proposals to make misogyny – which would include abuse and harassment of women and girls in the street – a hate crime have won cross-party support.

An amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill, which has the backing of MPs and peers from all parties as well as a number of campaign groups, will be debated in the House of Lords next week.

The campaign to change the law has been organised by Labour MP Stella Creasy but is likely to gain added traction due to the suspected kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard.*

Some 11 out of the 43 police services in England and Wales have already made misogyny a hate crime, trialled the policy or are actively considering implementing it.

The amendment to the bill would require all police services to record misogynist attacks, which involve existing crimes but are motivated by hatred of someone’s sex or gender, as hate crimes.'


*Ironically, the arrested suspect in this case is a police officer. -- Ed. note

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