Michelle Donelan, 'Culture Secretary' - Misandrist With Own Group Bias
Misogynistic abuse should be banned online, the Government believes.
Michelle Donelan, the Culture Secretary, is understood to believe the Online Safety Bill has the power to stamp out attacks on women on the internet.
The plans to crack down on online misogyny come as leading Tory peers including Baroness Morgan, a former culture secretary, are pushing for the law to go further to include a legally-enforced code of practice requiring social media firms to prevent online violence and abuse against women and girls.
“Michelle completely agrees with what the peers are saying, but this is stuff that the Bill is already doing,” said a government source.
Last year, ministers rejected calls to class misogyny as a hate crime. Instead, the Government compromised by creating a new offence of public sexual harassment in line with recommendations by the Law Commission.