USA: Women in politics have to deal with more harassment and violence. A new database tracks the threats
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has become a target for white supremacists. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington was stalked outside her house by a man with a gun. And New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez receives an “astronomical” number of threats on a daily basis.
Politics has become increasingly dangerous for women in the United States, where they are three times more likely than their male colleagues to be targeted, according to a new national database.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if a senator or House member were killed,” Sen. Susan Collins of Maine recently told The New York Times.
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