Well, this could be interesting. At about 08:05 tomorrow I shall be on the Andy Whittaker and Sarah Julian Show on BBC Radio Nottingham (you can listen online) discussing the issue of sexual harassment with Sue Fish, above, the former Chief Constable of Notts Police (she retired in January of this year). Regular followers of this blog will recall she was the genius who worked with the Nottingham Women’s Centre to make perceived misogyny a ‘hate crime’ in her county. HEqual posted an excellent piece on the matter, BBC & Notts Police Chief publicise non-existent “hate crimes” against women whilst ignoring fatal domestic violence against men. A link to our own piece is here. An extract:
Melanie Jeffs, centre manager at Nottingham Women’s Centre, said: “We’re pleased to see Nottinghamshire Police recognise the breadth of violence and intimidation that women experience on a daily basis in our communities.”
She added: “Recording this as a hate crime will give us a detailed picture of how often, when and where it is happening. It has been very difficult to build that picture before but we will now get detailed data to analyse.
“Showing that the police take it seriously will also give people the confidence to come forward and report offences.
Melanie Jeffs (image above) first came to our attention when we were campaigning in the Nottingham area before the 2015 general election. She was described to me (by a woman who knew her) as ‘a particularly vile lesbian radical feminist’. In April 2015 she won our Lying Feminist of the Month award. A link to all the award winners is here.