Our thanks to Dick for a predictably misandrous piece by “political reporter” (i.e. propagandist) Jennifer Scott at the BBC. Extracts:
The Law Commission has carried out a review into the legislation and is putting several recommendations into a consultation.
It said the “vast majority of evidence” suggested crimes were linked to misogyny.
The commission plans to make its official recommendations to the government in 2021…
Campaign and policy manager at Women’s Aid, Lucy Hadley, welcomed the proposals.
She said: “Sexism and women’s inequality are the root causes of violence against women – including domestic abuse, sexual violence, street harassment including ‘upskirting’, and online forms of crime – and these often intersect with other identities, including race and ethnicity, sexuality and disability.
“Making clear that crimes happen to women ‘because they are women’ could help to send a clear message that women will be believed, protected and supported if they experience sexist violence and abuse.”
Then there’s a section which is surely a complete invention. Normal people don’t talk in the way described:
Nadia – not her real name – is a survivor of domestic abuse, which she says was driven by the misogyny of her ex-partner.
She said: “When I did not want to be sexually intimate with my ex-partner, he behaved as if he was entitled because, in his eyes, I was someone with no value, worth or respect – I was an object. My only purpose was to serve him.”
Nadia said her ex-partner “felt entitled” to abuse her as he was a man who saw himself as superior to her.
“My opinions and feelings had no value and my needs weren’t important – his were, they always came first,” she added.
Although financially independent, Nadia was never allowed to pay for meals or her car, as another form of control. [J4MB: Plenty of women routinely expect such things from their partners, in what sense is it “control” by them rather than exploitation of them?]
“When we were on holiday, he insisted that only he could exchange the money for foreign currency, which meant I had to ask him for money,” she said. “He wanted me to give up work.
“It was apparently because he was doing the right thing as a man but really it was to increase my dependency and isolate me further.”
Nadia added: “He had a huge sense of entitlement because he was a man. There was constant superiority over me and disdain for my mind.
“I believe that misogyny suited him and justified his abusive behaviour.”
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