Misogyny is being recorded as a hate crime in Manchester.. including online misogyny. Haven’t they got anything better to do?
I mean, if someone is rude or condescending I just put that down to someone being rude and an arsehole. If a man goes beyond that into violence then there are already laws to deal with that including assault charges and domestic violence laws. Even verbal insults can be dealt with by way of common assault laws.
Just the other day I was walking past a pub with two men sitting on a table outside and behind me four women were also walking past them. As the women passed the men on the table they “coughed” and said “slags”. The thing is these women were dressed in normal day clothes, it wasn’t as if they scantily clad (that wouldnt make the comments acceptable but it goes towards highlighting how unneccesary the comments were). One woman responded “very mature”. I thought they were two childish morons and that they were a pair of idiots and low life’s… but in Manchester that could be recorded as a hate crime.
In my old job I used to get comments about my height all the time on the street.. I am quite short for a bloke… now where is the hate crime being recorded for me? Abuse based on my physical appearance?
I just put it down to people being arseholes.. get on with it. Everyone is a victim of something. I do differentiate sexism from misogyny because sexism holds women back unfairly and unequally against men in life. But misogyny seems to just be an excuse to create a crime over a perceived insult.
There really are better things the police could be dealing with rather than someone’s hurt feelings on the Internet.