Daily online abuse is driving women away from politics

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November 22, 2019

Daily online abuse is driving women away from politics

By Sarah Masson,

As candidates we welcome questions on our policies and our views, but asking a candidate personal questions about whether she has had an abortion is bang out of order and I can’t believe I even have to say that.”

This was a tweet I put out recently, one that I never thought I would have to write. But when a fellow candidate contacted me after being asked if she’d had an abortion, I had to do something.

This election is one of the most important in our history. With so much at stake, it will decide our country’s future. However, we should not ignore the fact that 19 female MPs have stepped down before it.

Click here to read the full article published by The Times on 22 November 2019.

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