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Is it only physical violence against women that we don’t tolerate?

“How many women are aware that if they perceive abuse as a gender-based hate-crime then the police have to record it as such? Consistently leaving gender-based hate crime out of government policy documents will not increase this awareness.”

What Can I Do About It?

I’ve been struggling to understand why hate crime against women is treated differently to hate crime against other groups. Two examples: the Sentencing Council proposed in their public consultation that gender-based hate was excluded as a culpability factor in sexual offences. And the UK Government’s plan to tackle hate crime – ‘challenge it, report it, stop it’ – specifically excludes hate crime against women. I asked the Home Office if they could explain the thinking here. They said:

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About Ruth Jacobs (296 Articles)
Author of Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, a novel exposing the dark world and harsh reality of life as a drug addicted call girl. The main storyline is based loosely on events from my own life. In addition to fiction writing, I am also involved in journalism and broadcasting, primarily for human rights campaigning in the areas of sex workers' rights, anti-sexual exploitation and anti-human trafficking.

1 Comment on Is it only physical violence against women that we don’t tolerate?

  1. Great post. Thanks for sharing! xoxoxo

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