The Tories and Republicans often like to claim the Left is abusive, especially online. But most online sexist, racist and homophobic abuse comes from Far Right who enjoy impunity due to majority right wing media control.
But a new survey by Amnesty International of abuse received by women MPs in the run-up to the last election clearly shows that online abuse in Britain comes overwhelmingly from the Right:
And the MP who easily receives the most abuse is Britain’s first female black MP Diane Abbott:
You can read Amnesty’s full report here.
How online abuse is politically hijacked
By OwenJones (summary ) All online abuse is unacceptable. The principal victims of online abuse are women. I have female friends who have turned down television appearances because men will bombard them on social media with sickening misogynistic abuse about how they look….
There is a certain type of man — whatever their political persuasion — who cannot stand women with opinions, and believe those who express them are fair game.
More generally, women of colour face particular abuse. It is unlikely there is any British politician who as great a victim of online abuse as Diane Abbott, both in terms of intensity and how sustained it is. Continue reading Proof that most Online Abuse of Women, Blacks and Gays comes from Right-wingers