Cracking down on Hate Crime

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Hatred by Edvard Munch (1907): public domain
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Social media post that caused significant fear within the Manchester trans community

Hate Crime: an inconsistency of law

Law Commission proposals

This is, broadly, good stuff. Whether government will do anything about it, is another matter. Still, the consultation is open until 24 December, and if you have opinions, do respond.

Some thoughts on response

Cisnormativity is very much the thing, within police and court systems alike. So without decent awareness training, and plenty of it, you can pass all the supportive legislation you wish and it will do very little: could, even, end up being used against trans people

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Feminist, writer, campaigner on political and sexual liberty who also knows a bit about IT, the law and policing. Not entirely serious…

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