Bath MP calls for misogyny to be classed as hate speech

By Office of Wera Hobhouse, Oct 29, 2021 11:10

Women across the UK have been protesting this week, demanding more safety measures in bars and nightclubs to halt the rise in spiking cases. I fully support these efforts and join their calls for venues to up their safety measures in this regard.

 

Unfortunately, spiking is not the only threat that women face, misogyny, harassment and violence are also far too common. We need a shift in our culture, so that women can feel safe when out in public.

With the tragic murder of Sarah Everard earlier this year, the government simply can't sit idly by and wait for change to come, they must act.

That's why I'm calling on the government to make misogyny a form of hate speech. If you are spreading hatred, whether it is on the basis of religion, race or gender, the law should make it clear that it is wrong. 

You can see my interview with ITV below.

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