This week, our 'Lincoln Leads' panellists discuss whether or not misogyny should be crime.
In 2016, Nottinghamshire Police made the decision to record misogyny and harassment against women as hate crimes. In this 'Lincoln Leads' session, our panellists debate the controversial question 'should misogyny be a crime'. Shaw Foundation Fellow in Law, Barbara Havelková specialises in gender legal studies and feminist jurisprudence, equality, and anti-discrimination law. She also acts as an advisor to the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic on issues of gender and law. She is joined on the panel by Zoe Williams, a leading journalist at The Guardian and New Statesman, who frequently writes on feminist issues including 'The glass ceiling: a metaphor that needs to be smashed' and 'Does the hard-left have an 'old-fashioned misogyny' problem?', as well as doctoral candidate and graduate teaching assistant, Patricia Jimenez Kwast. Patricia has previously worked as an international arbitration associate at a Buenos Aires law firm, as lecturer in international and European law at Utrecht University, and as assistant-attaché at the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to the United Nations in New York.