Write to Make Misogyny a Hate Crime
It's time for deeds not words. Misogyny is not currently considered a hate crime and as such is not logged and monitored by police forces across the country. Write to your MP and ask them to contact their colleagues in the House of Lords and encourage them to support amendment 87B to the Domestic Abuse Bill and vote to make misogyny a hate crime.
For too long we have been offered sympathy about violence against women or advised that we should be careful at night. It is time for that to change. This Monday members of the House of Lords have the opportunity to vote for Amendment 87B to the Domestic Abuse Bill which would require all police forces to record where crimes are motivated by hatred of women. Rather than telling women not to worry about violence or that they should stay home at night if they want to be safe, it's time to send a message that women should be equally able to live free from fear of assault or harm from those who target them simply for who they are.
Please write to your MP and ask them to support making misogyny a hate crime by encouraging Peers to support amendment 87B to the Domestic Abuse Bill.