Is it Dangerous to make Misogyny a Hate Crime? Is Sarah Everard’s murder being politicised?
Should hate crimes be treated differently or more severely than other crimes?
The shocking murder of Sarah Everard has focussed national attention on violence against women. But should mysogyny be a specific hate crime? The charges brought against the suspect in the Sarah Everard case are for murder and kidnap. Is that sufficient? Or should the murder and kidnap of a woman be treated differently from the murder and kidnap of a man?
If misogyny were a hate crime, what would it cover? Whistling and cat calls on the street? Lecherous remarks? By whose/what standard is this to be judged?
More broadly, how is it possible to know how much a person’s actions are motivated by misogyny or any form of hate? Are all domestic abuse cases mysogynistic?
Tags: Domestic Abuse Bill #Misoygny #Misandry Scottish Hate Crime Bill
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