Our thanks to Dave for this. How predictable that the Metropolitan Police, headed by Cressida Dick, a lesbian, should jump on this bandwagon. The start of the piece:
Wolf whistling or making sexist remarks on London’s streets could become a hate crime.
The Metropolitan Police today revealed it is speaking with other UK forces to assess whether it is worth cracking down on gender-based hate crimes after a pilot scheme was launched in the East Midlands last year.
The trial, led by Nottinghamshire Police, saw sexist incidents like street harassment, verbal abuse and taking photos without consent recorded as hate crimes, carrying tougher penalties for offenders.
Police chiefs are now considering rolling out the idea elsewhere in the UK, suggesting a harsher stance on everyday sexism could stop it escalating into sexual harassment or assault. [J4MB emphasis]