Female leaders say sexism, threats come with the job

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Female leaders say sexism, threats come with the job

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Local female leaders in Norman and Oklahoma City have been subject to threats, harassment and sexism in recent months.

The COVID-19 pandemic coupled with urgent calls for racial justice have stirred a new group of vocal critics, with their anger spilling over into emails, tweets and direct messages to their city councilors.

For local female politicians, that outcry comes with a layer of sexism veiled in gendered insults, name-calling and personal attacks directed at their appearance.

Oklahoma City Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon recently drew criticism from the local police unionand its supporters for questioning police funding and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

Click here to read the full article published by Oklahoman on 8 September 2020.

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