Leftie-tabloid rag The Mirror has published a pathetic attempt to drum up support for making misogyny a hate crime.
If such a move was actually enacted, it would give women special privileges in law, unless the law also included misandry. But, the Mirror of course probably doesn’t know how to spell the word “misandry”, let alone having a clue what it means.
This is part of a continuing drip feed of media coverage from leftie sources to the effect that misogyny should be classed as a hate crime whereas misandry should not, based upon the idea that misogyny is a far more well known and more common motivation for crime, and that women somehow deserve a law because they’ve been historically oppressed, or some such logic.
But the problem is, to make misogyny a hate crime on its own without a corresponding law for misandry would be completely unacceptable for many reasons.
Even if you can make a feminist case and skew statistics to show that women receive more gender-based hate crime, and even if misandry is far less common than misogyny, that does NOT justify unequal treatment of men and women under the law. It’s called “real gender equality”.
Additionally, such a law would likely embolden feminists to make any criticism of their ideological views (e.g. on social media) a hate crime and cause the police to have to deal with an avalanche of vexatious claims from offended snowflakes.
The thing is, actual violent criminality (such as murder and rape) that could be argued to be genuine misogyny are already rightly prosecuted, and these offenders are sent to prison.
And lastly, the left have got themselves into a mess with their own concept of intersectionality. If, for example, a black Muslim woman is attacked in the street, how does anyone know for sure what component of that attack was motivated by her being a Muslim, a woman, or black? Who makes that decision?
It’s all a grey area of course, which makes it much more difficult for the police and for everyone. Perhaps the law is just fine as it is.
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