Misogynistic hate crimes
Gender is one of the key motivations behind hate crimes, next to race, religion, or age. Hate crimes include: harassment, assault, intimidation, verbal abuse, threats, property damage, bullying – and ultimately, killings. This reading list includes key resources to learn more about this topic, including an explanation by Myrna Dawson how misogyny is linked to femicide.


1. Why misogynistic killings need a public label | Myrna Dawson

Friday, April 27, 2018 — Studies, Analyses, Reports

The Toronto van attack started a public discourse in Canada about misogynistic hate crimes, as the killer was a member of an online misogynistic movement. Myrna Dawson clarifies the link between misogyny and femicide, and shows that it occurs regularly.

Myrna Dawson


"Femicide is the misogynistic killing of women by men. We need to label it as such to distinguish it from the killing of men – they too are most often killed by men, but for different reasons and in different situations."

"It is time that we talk about intimate or domestic terrorism and the misogyny that fuels all forms of femicide. "


2. UK Academic Studies on misogyny as a hate crime | Magistrates Assocation

Monday, July 9, 2018 — Studies, Analyses, Reports

Evaluation report about a two-year project to treat misogyny as a hate crime in Nottingham, from the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. Full report.


3. Campaigners and MPs call for misogyny to be made a hate crime | The Guardian

Monday, January 14, 2019 — News

In the UK, a coalition of campaign groups and MPs have called on the Metropolitan police commissioner to make misogyny a hate crime. Gender hate incidents were reportedly at least as common as any hate crime recorded by police: 67,000 such incidents last year, with 57,000 of them targeted at women, according Crime Survey of England and Wales.  .