Wolf Whistling Is Now A ‘Hate Crime’ in the UK

Yesterday The Telegraph reported that Nottinghamshire Police Force has become the first in Britain to ‘recognise misogyny as a hate crime’.

The police force is recording incidents such asĀ ‘wolf whistling, street harassment, verbal abuse and taking photographs without consent within the hate crime definition.’

There has been quite a lot of confusion in the press and the blogosphere about what this actually means. Here’s my take on it.

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