Disabled women are being constantly groped without their consent – even by people who think they are helping

As a criminologist, I have been researching hate crime and sexual violence for the last 15 years. The emergence of the #MeToo movement and wider efforts to tackle street harassment have been an exciting opportunity to tackle abuse against women. However, the experiences of disabled women have often been missing from public debate and policy.

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Topics:
Women, GLBTI

Author:
Dr Hannah Mason-Bish

Source:
The Independent

Date published:
Tue 27th Aug, 2019