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'It's Rotten To The Core' – Women Are Sharing How They Want Policing To Change

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04.10.2021

The Metropolitan Police have come under fire for a lot lately.

Its controversial advice to women on staying safe by waving down a bus or calling 999 if they’re in danger, and an attempt to distance the force from Sarah Everard’s murderer were only the start. Now, days after Everard’s killer was sentenced to life in prison, PC David Carrick has been accused of raping a woman he met on Tinder. Carrick “emphatically denies” the charges.

Women’s rights campaigners are “tired”, “saddened”, and “not surprised” at the misogyny that exists in places of power.

“It’s ridiculous that it’s taken such horrific things to happen for these things to come to light,” says activist Eliza Hatch. “It shows the true nature of the culture of the police force – an environment in which sexual violence is just completely normalised.”

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Hatch runs a photo campaign called Cheer Up Luv that highlights everyday sexism and aims to tackle sexual harassment.

She says after the murder of Sarah Everard, the police were in a “rush” to look at problems that have been around for “decades”.

“There’s this culture of normalised misogyny that we have in our society. There’s also a culture of victim blaming that goes with that.”

And she’s not the only one critical of the police.

You can't reform this.

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