U.K. MPs To Investigate Rise Of Sex Assaults In Public Places..

MPs will investigate whether pornography is leading to a rise in assaults and harassment of women in public places. The Women and Equalities Select Committee today launched a new inquiry to gather evidence about the scale of harassment experienced by women and girls on the street, on public transport and in bars and clubs. It will also seek to identify the form it takes and the reasons why such incidents happen. That will include a focus on establishing whether there are links between harmful attitudes towards women and other behaviours like paying for sex or watching pornography. The new inquiry comes after allegations of harassment erupted in different industries and sectors across the globe at the end of 2017 – including in Westminster…

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