According to the End Violence Against Women Coalition: ‘Each year across the UK 3 million women experience violence.'
What is hate crime?
Hate crime is "a crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence." It comes in many forms, some seem obvious and other forms of what might be considered hate crime, seem less obvious.
In a big step toward identifying levels of hate crime, Nottinghamshire police force have identified misogyny as a hate crime, Wolf whistling to become a hate crime.
However, gender is not necessarily used as a status that defines hate crime as race, religion, sexuality and national origin are. Therefore, enforcing hate crime defined as misogynistic or even rape, remains largely marginalized within the definition parameters of what is hate crime.
Click here and here for Stop Hate UK leaflets.
As hate crimes comes in many forms, women address issues we face through multiple methods.
Everyday Feminism has some great cartoon strips worth a look...
We’re Taking Lesbian Sexuality Back from the Male Gaze and the Result Is Awesome by Robot Hugs
Why These Common 'Nice Guy' Behaviors Are Actually Sexist Migroaggressions by Christine Deneweth
Street Harassment is Now a Hate Crime, Declares Police Department.
"Woman-hating continues to occupy a central and too-often unrecognised and unchallenged position within our culture," (Long, 2010). Read the full article.
LGB,T Hate crime:
According to a report by University of Leicester, "most hate crime against LGB and T victims go unreported." Read press release here.