Misogyny should be treated as a hate crime, say women MPs, as they put forward an amendment to incorporate it in the Government’s new domestic abuse laws.
The legal change would require police forces to record misogyny as a hate crime including, for the first time, in domestic abuse cases.
Five police forces – Nottinghamshire Police, North Yorkshire, Somerset and Avon, and Northamptonshire – already treat misogyny as a hate crime but the amendment would extend it to all constabularies.
A coalition of groups and MPs including Women’s Aid, the Fawcett Society, Refuge and Citizens UK are backing the change and say it would enable police and support agencies to build a picture of the scale of the problem, better help victims and combat such prejudices….
And why isn’t misandry to be equally treated?
It all being rather interesting when things actually are fair. For example, the parliamentary draftsmen on the domestic violence stuff did get it right and made it the violence, not the sex of the perpetrator, which was the definition of the offence. And a possibly surprisingly large portion of the prosecutions are of women…..