QotD: “Police in England and Wales consider making misogyny a hate crime”

14 Sep

Anti-Porn Feminists

Police forces across England and Wales are considering expanding their definition of hate crime to include misogyny after an experiment in one city that saw more than 20 investigations launched in two months.

The initial success of Nottingham’s crackdown against sexist abuse has drawn national interest after the city’s police revealed that they investigated a case of misogyny every three days during July and August, the first months to see specially trained officers targeting behaviour ranging from street harassment to unwanted physical approaches.

Several other forces have confirmed they are sending representatives to Nottingham this month to discuss the introduction of misogyny as a hate crime.

Police and campaigners said the initial figures were broadly in line with other categories of hate crime such as Islamophobia and antisemitism but were likely to rise significantly as awareness increased.

Dave Alton, the hate crime manager for Nottingham police, said: “The number of…

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2 Responses to “QotD: “Police in England and Wales consider making misogyny a hate crime””

  1. friendpilgrim 2016/09/14 at 5:48 pm #

    I wish I could trust this, but after watching fetal homicide laws used to jail women, I have trust issues.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Miep 2016/09/14 at 6:54 pm #

      I don’t trust it for a minute, but I think it should be brought to people’s attention so it’s on record, so to speak.

      Liked by 1 person

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