Posts Tagged: misogyny

Incels: Why extremism based on misogyny needs to be taken more seriously

Conversations about online radicalisation and violence must broaden to include discussions about the patriarchy and violence against women The recent mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand has reignited a debate about the role internet platforms and subcultures play in promoting extremism and violence. Prior to his Islamophobic killing rampage, the shooter published a 74-page manifesto …

Where are the safe spaces for women in our society?

The Warwick University ‘rape chat’ scandal reveals a society where sexual violence and hate speech festers in the shadows, and safe spaces for women are non-existent. Embed from Getty Images Universities are often held to be cultural centres of knowledge and self-expression, where people are free to learn, and the best and brightest come together …

Misogyny to be considered a hate crime – what is your opinion?

Misogyny could start being considered a hate crime, as authorities have announced a wide-raging review of the current legislation on this topic. If you did not already know, hate crimes are acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are, and they are penalised under British law. In 2017-2018, there were 94,098 hate crimes recorded by the …

The rise of the trolls!

One person said I should get cancer, I had somebody threatening to find me and tie me up”. Last week, best-selling feminist author, Jessica Valenti, decided to take a break from social media following death and rape threats directed at her 5 year-old daughter. In recent weeks, there has been a surge in online hate and abuse directed …

Gender Segregation

The issue of gender segregation has risen again recently in the media following Universities UK’s report allowing separate seating for men and women in universities under specific conditions.  There has been mass outcry at this decision and many people in the media have labelled the act of keeping men and women separate discriminatory, sexist and …

Islamophobic Hate Crimes in Britain

Through our work at JAN Trust we have dealt with many Muslim women over the twenty years who have suffered from Islamophobia. It has included verbal and physical abuse, their children being bullied and damage to their property. The portrayal of Muslims and Islam in wide parts of the media is likely to be a contributing factor. An increasing awareness …