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The scariest thing about the Mark Field video isn't the actual assault

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We know by now, in 2019, that violence against women doesn’t just happen in dark corners and behind locked doors where no one is watching. It happens on the streets and public transport in broad daylight. It happens in offices, it happens in bars, it happens pretty much everywhere where women aren’t alone. As we saw last night, in the video of Mark Field manhandling a protester, it happens at black tie dinners, perpetrated by an MP, with more than 100 people watching.

How many of the people in that room have put themselves in such a situation before, have thought about what they would do if they saw such an act of unprovoked violence happening in front of them? I bet not one of them would have reasoned that it would have been okay to just watch, and yet that is what so many of them did.

When the Me Too movement took place and allegations of violence towards women were revealed about powerful men from comedians to directors to........

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