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Misogyny should be made a hate crime

January 30, 2018 10:00 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Jo Swinson speaking at Lib Dem conference.

Most women have experienced some kind of harassment in their daily life at some point.

This is not acceptable, this is not okay.

This isn't about making a new crime, it is a hate crime definition that allows for information gathering, it encourages reporting, and means the police can have more intelligence about where misogyny is happening and when it increases.

There is a real problem with violence against women and this would help give people the confidence to report it.